Uber Eats cyclist hit-run case sent to higher court

Colin Johnson leaves court.
Colin Johnson leaves court.

CHARGES against Carlisle pensioner Colin Clive Johnson (86) who is accused of running over an Uber Eats cyclist in May will be heard at the higher District Court on October 4.

It is alleged Mr Johnson was driving a Mitsubishi Pajero when he hit Uber Eats cyclist Javiera Morgado, stopped and reversed over her, before driving off on Bishopsgate Street, Carlisle about 9pm on March 31.

Ms Morgado suffered severe injuries and spent at least six days in hospital.

Ubereats cyclist Javiera Morgado suffered severe injuries and spent at least six days in hospital.

Mr Johnson was charged with driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, failing to report a crash, failing to stop and give assistance, and dangerous driving.

At Perth Magistrate’s Court on Friday, Mr Johnson’s lawyer Alexander Smith said more time was needed to review evidence and the charges should be heard at a lower level police committal hearing.

However, Magistrate Dianne Scadden considered the charges to be too serious for a police committal hearing.

Mr Johnson was bailed to appear at the District Court on October 4.

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