Man injured in attempted hit and run

A MAN who was the victim of an attempted hit and run in Warwick, causing serious head and chest injuries, was yesterday released from hospital.

In a disgraceful lead-up to the festive season, police units were called to a location on Cleary St on Wednesday, after neighbours made emergency calls to triple zero about a violent incident in progress.

A Warwick police Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) spokesman said that at about 6pm, two men were involved in a shouting match at a residence, understood to have been over an alleged theft of property.

One of the men, a 39-year-old occupant of the Cleary St residence, then assaulted the other by hitting him over the head with a tyre pressure checker.

The victim then began walking away down the road, in an attempt to leave the incident, but his assailant wasn't finished and got into his vehicle and drove it in the direction of the other man.

He mounted the footpath in front of the man, then threw his vehicle into reverse, striking his target, who was hit in the ribs and head before he managed to jump clear.

He was later taken to Warwick Hospital for treatment and kept overnight for treatment before being released yesterday.

His 39-year-old attacker was charged with one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, after police collected statements from a number of witnesses.

The alleged offender will appear in the Warwick Magistrates Court at a later date.

Another occupant of the house was charged with drug possession.

Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 24 hours a day.


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