UPDATE @ October 7 2017 8am | A man has been charged over an alleged hit-and-run in Brisbane, that has left a young woman in a critical condition in hospital.
Police say the 58-year-old Flinders View man was behind the wheel of an excavator that failed to stop after hitting the woman at the intersection of Hamilton Place and Campbell Street in Bowen Hills on Thursday morning.
The 27-year-old suffered significant injuries and was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery and remains in a critical condition.
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The driver has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm with callous disregard.
He is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on October 25.
EARLIER @ October 5 2017 10.40am | A young woman is in a critical condition after allegedly being hit by a heavy machine in a hit and run at Bowen Hills in the early hours of this morning.
Police said that around 1.00am, officers were called to the intersection of Hamilton Place and Campbell Street after a woman was found on the road with significant injuries.
The 27-year-old woman was rushed to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery this morning and remains in a critical condition.
After reviewing CCTV in the area, investigators from the Forensic Crash Unit believe the woman was struck by a heavy vehicle, like the one pictured below:
They are appealing for anyone who may have seen the distinctive vehicle or has dash cam footage in the Bowen Hills area overnight to contact police.
A 58-year-old man is currently assisting police with their inquiries.
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