Man charged with attempted murder after ‘deliberately’ running down cyclists

A man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly deliberately drove his vehicle into two cyclists on the Sunshine Coast.

The chaos first unfolded around 10.30am yesterday, when the man allegedly rammed another car while stopped at a set of traffic lights in Little Mountain.

Police say he then sped off through a red light before driving his car directly into a 20-year-old Pelican Waters man who was riding his bike at Tanawha.


The cyclist was thrown from his bike and suffered deep grazing to most of his body.

According to police, the vehicle again left the scene before allegedly ramming another car at Woombye before swerving deliberately into a 22-year-old male cyclist around 11am.

The cyclist suffered significant injuries and was rushed to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

The vehicle then crashed into a fence in Nambour before the driver tried to make an escape by jumping into a dam.

The 23-year-old from Noosaville was taken into custody by police and has now been charged with a string of offences including three counts of dangerous operation of a vehicle and one count each of attempted murder, obstruct police and driver fail to remain at incident and render assistance.

He is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court today.