Car hits pedestrian after losing control and mounting footpath

A MAN who allegedly mowed down a pedestrian after losing control of his car and mounting a footpath in Far North Queensland has been charged with dangerous driving.

The 22-year-old allegedly lost control of his car after failing to negotiate a right hand turn in the heart of Townsville around 11.30pm last night, police said.

The vehicle was travelling south along Denham Street and lost control as it turned into Flinders Street.


Police said the vehicle mounted a footpath on Flinders Street and struck a 28-year-old male pedestrian.

Incredibly, police said the pedestrian escaped serious injury.

The vehicle continued along the path for sometime before re-entering the road and coming to a stop.

The 22-year-old man behind the wheel of the vehicle was arrested and taken to the local police station.

He has since been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

The local man was due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court this morning.