Man ‘ ran into car path’

Road vic­tim crit­i­cal

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRIS MCMA­HON CHAR­LIE PEEL

A PEDES­TRIAN hit by a car in the CBD on Satur­day night was in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion in Townsville Hos­pi­tal last night.

It is un­der­stood the 53year- old man was run­ning across the in­ter­sec­tion of Flin­ders and Fletcher streets about 10.30pm when he was hit by a Toy­ota sedan, smash­ing the car’s wind­screen with his head be­fore rolling over the bon­net and on to the ground.

He was rushed to Townsville Hos­pi­tal with sig­nif­i­cant head and in­ter­nal in­juries where he re­mained in the in­ten­sive care unit last night. Townsville po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Scot Warrick said the man was knocked un­con­scious.

“We are in­ves­ti­gat­ing re­ports that the male had run on to the road­way and into the path of the ve­hi­cle that struck him,” Sen- Sgt Warrick said.

“We are call­ing on any wit­nesses who may have seen the ac­ci­dent to come for­ward and speak with po­lice.”

The 68- year- old male driver stayed on scene af­ter the crash, as­sist­ing po­lice with their in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Late yesterday af­ter­noon, a 43- year- old man was taken to Townsville Hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous leg in­juries af­ter a mo­tor­bike ac­ci­dent at road­works on Dal­rym­ple Rd.

On Satur­day af­ter­noon, a man was re­port­edly fish­tail­ing his car be­fore he lost con­trol and slammed into a tree near the in­ter­sec­tion of Jenk­in­son Drive and Mi­randa Cir­cle at An­nan­dale about 2.40pm.

The man fled the scene with po­lice track­ing him down to a home, ar­rest­ing him for dan­ger­ous op­er­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle. Se­nior Sergeant Joe Mathe­son said the driver, who had a pas­sen­ger in the car with him, lost con­trol of his red Mazda RX7 while ac­cel­er­at­ing.

“The ve­hi­cle was also lo­cated at the same ad­dress as the driver and had ex­ten­sive dam­age to the rear right- hand side,” Sen- Sgt Mathe­son said.

The man was later re­leased with­out charge. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the crash con­tin­ues.

Emer­gency crews were kept busy with another crash on Frank Ran­dell Drive at Cun­gulla, about 4.20pm on Satur­day. The 30- year- old male driver was taken to hos­pi­tal with fa­cial in­juries and a bro­ken col­lar­bone.

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