She said her father spent months in hospital and she was told the morning after the crash that he was not going to survive.
Mr Ross was flown to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition and placed in an induced coma, suffering from lower leg and internal injuries.
“My Dad will never be the same again,” his daughter said on Tuesday. “My Dad has had to stand down from the fire brigade.”
William “Jock” Ross, now aged in his late 70s, founded the Comanchero bikie gang.
He spent five years behind bars over his role in the infamous 1984 Milperra Massacre, telling Nine’s A Current Affair in early 2019 about his new life as captain of the NSW Rural Fire Service’s Spencer brigade.
Mr Ross received a Commissioner’s Commendation for Bravery for risking his life, with his deputy, by forcing entry to a house to save a resident and his dog from a fire in April 2019.
Prosecutors on Monday had told the court Ms Teo’s trial would rest on the single issue of automatism. They were waiting on a psychiatric report but expected the trial to run for five days.
The defence of automatism is concerned with involuntariness.
“Criminal responsibility does not attach to an act done in a state of automatism, that is, where the act is not done in consciousness of the nature of the act and in exercise of a choice to do an act of that nature,” the Judicial Commission of New South Wales states.
A spokeswoman for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions said: “This matter was withdrawn in the District Court this morning. The Office has no further comment.”
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