Cullacabardee Hit and Run: brother appeals for driver to come forward

Sean Tiernan and Major Crash officer-in-charge Brian Hunter appeal to the driver to come forward; the victim Patrick Tiernan; and the model of car police believe was involved in the incident.
Cullacabardee Hit and Run: brother appeals for driver to come forward
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Sean Tiernan and Major Crash officer-in-charge Brian Hunter appeal to the driver to come forward; the victim Patrick Tiernan; and the model of car police believe was involved in the incident. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

A DEVASTATED brother has called on the driver of a vehicle that killed his sibling in Cullacabardee to come forward.

Sean Tiernan, whose brother Patrick (47) was the victim of a hit and run after bogging his ute along Beechboro Road North last Wednesday night, appealed to the driver’s conscience.

“Please come forward; do the right thing by our family and… your conscience,” he said.

He said Patrick’s fiancee was the last person to talk to his brother who had loved his family, friends, “his buggies, he just loved life.”

She had spoken to him on the phone “within minutes of the accident”.

“She was only minutes away from him at the time to help pull him out,” he said.

Midland-based Major Crash officer-in-charge Brian Hunter urged the driver to report to a local police station or ring 13 14 44.

“We’ve spoken to a lot of people who have provided information through the Crime Stoppers program,” Det Sen Sgt Hunter said.

“We want to speak to a driver of a Nissan Patrol probably a white Nissan Patrol around the years ’98 to 2002 is the model we’re looking for.

“We’ve got some information that may indicate this vehicle was in the vicinity at the time and can provide us with some answers.

“This vehicle may also have some damage to the front left hand side.

“We’re not releasing the detail of that damage at this stage.

“But we would like to speak to the driver.”

He said there was “some material of evidentiary nature found at the scene on the night of the crash”.

“We’ve had a look at that and we’re narrowing those vehicles down to the vehicle we’ve spoken about,” he said.