Injured UberEats cyclist out of major trauma ward

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.

THE young food delivery cyclist run down on a Carlisle street a week ago is continuing to recover from her serious injuries in hospital.

Javiera Morgado was transferred to Fiona Stanley Hospital on Saturday after spending six days at Royal Perth Hospital, including time in the State trauma unit.

The Chilean woman was left for dead on Sunday, March 31, after being involved in a hit-run crash while delivering food for UberEats.

Hit and Run Crash – Carlisle

Do you have any info regarding this ‘hit and run’, the vehicle involved or think you know the driver of this vehicle?The incident occurred just before 9:00 pm on Sunday 31 March 2019, on the roundabout at the junction of Bishopsgate and Oats Streets, Carlisle. The crash involved a white Mitsubishi Pajero 4WD and a female cyclist who was delivering meals.The vehicle has silver or grey lower door mouldings and a rear mounted spare tyre in a solid white cover, and is believed to be an older model from between 1995 to 2006. The cyclist was dragged underneath the 4WD for approximately 80 m and received extensive serious injuries which require ongoing surgeries.Enquiries by Major Crash Investigators has shown that after the crash the vehicle travelled further along Bishopsgate Street before stopping and reversing off the victim. The vehicle then proceeded along Bishopsgate Street before turning right into Mercury Street then left into Planet Street.The vehicle continued along Planet Street before turning left onto Archer Street towards Rutland Avenue and Shepperton Road. Enquiries are continuing as to the vehicle’s route past this point.Police are asking the driver to come forward and make contact, either by phoning 131 444 or by attending a local police station.If you have any dash cam footage covering this area around this time, know of a vehicle similar to this, know who the driver is, or have any CCTV footage of this route and have not already been spoken to by Investigators please call Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Posted by Western Australia Police Force on Wednesday, 3 April 2019

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Police are continuing to hunt for the driver and appealed for them to hand themselves in.

Last week Major Crash investigators released CCTV vision of the horrific incident and a description of the white Mitsubishi Pajero four-wheel-drive that hit and dragged Mrs Morgado for about 80m, along with details of the journey it took through the suburb in the minutes afterwards.

Home CCTV footage of the Pajero in Carlisle.

After the crash at the intersection of Bishopsgate and Oats Streets, the Pajero continued along Bishopsgate Street before stopping and reversing off the 23-year-old cyclist.

Various CCTV cameras captured the car’s journey along Bishopsgate Street before it turned right into Mercury Street, left into Planet Street and left on to Archer Street towards Rutland Avenue and Shepperton Road.

In one fortuitous outcome, Uber confirmed it had recently enacted an insurance scheme for delivery drivers and cyclists injured while working.

Its partner support package came into effect just four months before Mrs Mongado was injured.

“Our thoughts are with Javiera and her friends and family,” an Uber spokesperson said.

“This is a horrible accident and we are reaching out to the police to see if we can assist.

“We would urge the public to assist police identify the person responsible, and we hope that person will come forward to police themselves.”

The package includes provisions of up to $150 per day for 30 days for people unable to work and lump sum payments for injuries and hospitalisation.

Meanwhile, friends and family have started a GoFundMe page and fellow UberEats deliverers have started an online petition requesting on-demand companies provide sick leave and workers compensation for their workers.

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