Man charged over horror crash into UberEats cyclist

Javiera is continuing to recover in hospital, but has been moved from Royal Perth Hospital's major trauma unit.
Javiera is continuing to recover in hospital, but has been moved from Royal Perth Hospital's major trauma unit.

MAJOR Crash Investigators have charged a man over a horror hit-run smash when an UberEats cyclist was dragged along the road and left for dead.

Javiera Morgado is recovering from serious injuries in Fiona Stanley Hospital after spending six days at Royal Perth Hospital, including time in the State trauma unit.

The Chilean woman was delivering food for UberEats when she was hit by a car on March 31.

She was trapped underneath the Pajero and dragged 100m along the road surface, receiving extensive injuries including severe burns and cuts to her arms, hands and face.

Police said the crash happened at about 9pm on the roundabout at the junction of Bishopsgate Street and Oats Street when a Mitsubishi Pajero struck a female cyclist.

Home CCTV footage of the Pajero in Carlisle.

A spokesman for WA Police said: “Following enquiries an 86-year-old Carlisle man has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, failing to stop and ensure the victim received assistance and failing to report the crash.”

He will appear at Perth Magistrates Court on May 17.

Investigators would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the crash, saw the driver prior to the crash or has dash cam footage.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to make a report online at crimestopperswa.com.au.

 

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