POLICE have charged a Perth man with grievous bodily harm after he allegedly ran down and left 24-year-old Brady Shuttler for dead in Scarborough.
Mirrabooka Detectives have charged the 34-year-old man following the April 1 incident near the Indi Bar, which left Mr Shuttler with serious head injuries and concussion.
Police alleged the man was driving a Toyota Prado on Hastings Street when he stopped and talked to Mr Shuttler before getting back into the car and driving into him.
Mr Shuttler was found unconscious with serious injuries by a resident and taken to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment for bruising and head lacerations.
The man has also been charged with failing to ensure assistance after a traffic incident and failing to report an incident causing grievous bodily harm and appeared in Perth Magistrates Court yesterday.
Mr Shuttler’s mother Kimbra Pettit flew into Perth from Tasmania at the time of the event and addressed the media.
“It’s been a horrendous time, I’m distraught; I was a gibbering mess (when I found out),” she said.
“I don’t want anyone else to have to go though this; I never thought it would be me standing here doing this.”
Police are continuing inquiries about the identity of the passenger in the vehicle and anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.