Qld man charged with deliberately mowing down jogger and leaving him for dead

A man has been charged with murder after allegedly mowing days a man on a south Brisbane road and leaving him for dead.

53-year-old father of three, Peter Dunne, was jogging along Strathfield Street in Tarragindi around 4am on February 18 when he was struck by a car.

He sustained critical head injuries and was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital where he died on Sunday, March 31.


On Thursday night, Queensland Police charged a 32-year-old Tarragindi man with murder, failing to remain at the scene, and showing callous disregard by failing to assist the injured man.

He’s also facing a charge of unlicensed driving.

Detective Inspector Mark Thompson said on Friday police will allege it was a “deliberate act”, rather than an accidental hit and run.

He said the driver and the victim had previously “crossed paths” but refused to confirm the extent of their relationship.

“We will be alleging that the offender deliberately and wilfully struck the victim with his vehicle,” he said.

“We will be alleging that he deliberately aimed his vehicle at the victim and ran him down.”

The man is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday.