Woman charged after man hit by car and seriously injured in Geraldton

Tamra Carr and Gavin BoxGeraldton Guardian
VideoA woman has been charged after allegedly crashing a car into a man she was in a relationship with, causing him serious injuries.

A woman has been charged after a man suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a car in Geraldton last night.

Police this afternoon charged the 32-year-old Geraldton woman with dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm and driving under the influence.

She was refused bail and will appear before Geraldton Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.

Police said a Woorree man, 32, suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a blue Holden Barina hatch in Phelps Street, Beresford, near Kononen Place, about 9.30pm.

Midwest Gascoyne District Superintendent Mike Bell said the man was taken to Geraldton Hospital with suspected bleeding on the brain.

He was flown by Royal Flying Doctor Service to the State trauma centre at Royal Perth Hospital for further treatment early this afternoon, where his condition was described as critical but stable.

An RFDS spokeswoman said the man had head, chest, spine and pelvis injuries and internal bleeding.

Police at Phelps Street earlier today.
Camera IconPolice at Phelps Street earlier today. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian
Police at Phelps Street earlier today.
Camera IconPolice at Phelps Street earlier today. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian
District Superintendent Mike Bell today.
Camera IconDistrict Superintendent Mike Bell today. Credit: The Geraldton Guardian

Supt Bell earlier today said the alleged driver of the car was in a relationship with the victim.

He said it appeared the two had been travelling in the vehicle and that the man had got out of the vehicle and started walking when he was struck by the car.

Police are calling on witnesses to come forward and for CCTV or dash cam footage of the incident.

Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Geraldton Police Station on 9923 4555.

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