Man charged with using 4WD to mow down pedestrian in Surfers Paradise

UPDATE 5:00 PM | A MAN who allegedly used a 4WD to mow down a pedestrian in Surfers Paradise on Saturday morning has been arrested and charged after handing himself into police, eight hours after the attack.

The 38-year-old Hollywell man surrendered to officers at Southport Police Station on Saturday afternoon.

He has since been formally charged with one count of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm and possessing a knife in a public place.


The 38-year-old was refused bail and will remain behind bars for at least the rest of the weekend before he is scheduled to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.

The man’s victim remains in hospital.

The 4WD used in the attack was found parked near the Southport RSL Club on Saturday afternoon.

The 4WD used in the attack was found parked near the Southport RSL Club PHOTO: Supplied/Paul Atkins

UPDATE 3:00 PM | A MAN believed to be the driver of a 4WD that mounted a footpath and mowed down a pedestrian in Surfers Paradise shortly before sunrise on Saturday has handed himself into police following a citywide manhunt.

A 43-year-old man was walking along Trickett Street around 5.20am when a 4WD allegedly drove up onto the footpath and repeatedly ploughed into him before speeding off.

The victim suffered serious leg injuries and was rushed to hospital where he remains this afternoon.

Following an 8-hour citywide manhunt for the driver, myGC can confirm that a man is now in police custody.

It’s understood the man, aged in his 30s, surrendered to officers at Southport Police Station shortly after midday.

He is currently assisting police with their inquiries.

Speaking to myGC, a police spokeswoman confirmed the vehicle used in the attack had also been found.

Officers were seen gathering around a 4WD matching its description near the Southport RSL Club around 1.45pm.

FIRST: A PEDESTRIAN has been seriously injured after being mowed down by a four-wheel-drive in Surfers Paradise.

The victim, a 43-year-old man, was walking along a footpath on Trickett Street when he was struck around 5.20am.

It’s understood the 4WD (pictured) deliberately mounted the footpath and aimed for the pedestrian.

The driver allegedly ploughed into the pedestrian multiple times, breaking his legs, before speeding off.

Police saturated the area in the search for the driver and vehicle involved but to no avail.

Part of Trickett Street remained cordoned off this morning as police examined the scene.

Investigators have released an image of the 4WD in the hope someone may have seen it.

Anyone who has seen the vehicle is urged to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.