Geraldton man Hayden Michael Read on life support, with serious brain, head and spinal injuries, court told

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Hayden Michael Read, 32, of Woorree, was taken to Perth by RFDS on Wednesday.
Camera IconHayden Michael Read, 32, of Woorree, was taken to Perth by RFDS on Wednesday. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian

A man struck by a car in Geraldton this week is on life support with serious brain, head and spinal injuries, a court was told today.

Hayden Michael Read, 32, of Woorree, remains in a critical condition at Royal Perth Hospital after he was struck by a blue Holden Barina hatchback on Phelps Street, Beresford, on Tuesday night.

The alleged driver of the car, Chanelle Monique Otto, faced Geraldton Magistrate’s Court today.

Ms Otto, 32, of Geraldton, is charged with with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm under the influence of alcohol and driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

She was not required to enter pleas.

Her lawyer, George Giudice, was today granted a variation on Ms Otto’s bail conditions so that she can either live at a property in Geraldton or at a family property in Perth, providing she has the permission of the Geraldton Police Station officer-in-charge.

Her bail comes with a $10,000 personal undertaking and a $10,000 surety,

She also must not consume alcohol or illegal substances, or contact or try to make contact with Mr Read.

Ms Otto was supported in court by her mother and sister.

She is due to reappear in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court at a later date.

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