Driver, 33, is charged with deliberately ramming his Toyota HiLux into two young women leaving one fighting for her life in hospital after a pub brawl
- Man, 33, charged with deliberately ramming his car into Crown Hotel in Perth
- After a fight in the pub, the man alleged to deliberately run over patrons outside
- Alexis Tate, 18, was rushed to Bunbury Hospital for treatment for her injuries
- Georgia Moloney, 23, was airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital and remains in ICU
A driver who allegedly rammed his car into two women and left one fighting for life has been charged.
The 33-year-old driver is accused of deliberately ramming his Toyota HiLux into the Crown Hotel in Collie, south of Perth in Western Australia about 11pm on Thursday.
Alexis Tate, 18, and Georgia Moloney, 23, were standing outside the pub and were pinned against the wall.
Two 19-year-old boys helped treat the girls until paramedics arrive as Ms Moloney was airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital where she underwent surgery on Friday morning. She remains in intensive care.
Miss Tate was rushed to Bunbury Hospital with serious injuries which were treated and she was discharged on Friday.
Georgia Moloney (pictured) remains in intensive care in Royal Perth Hospital after undergoing surgery on Friday morning
Alexis Tate (pictured) was rushed to Bunbury Hospital with serious injuries which were treated and she was discharged on Friday
The hole caused by the vehicle impact in the wall of the Crown Hotel in Collie, south of Perth in Western Australia
Since the alleged deliberate incident, the driver has been charged with two counts of committing an unlawful act with intent to harm, failing to stop and assist after an incident occasioning bodily harm and failing to report an accident.
He is due to appear in front of Bunbury Magistrates Court on Saturday.
Police claim that after a fight inside the pub, the driver allegedly got behind the wheel of his car and backed into a group standing outside the venue.
Ms Tate and Ms Moloney were waiting on the footpath outside the Crown Hotel and were not involved in the earlier confrontation.
While most of the group jumped out of the vehicle’s way, the two young women were struck by the ute tray and pinned against the wall.
Pictures from the scene show that the vehicle had slammed into the pub with such force that the wall had partially collapsed – leaving a gaping hole in the brick.
Pictures from Miss Moloney’s (pictured) social media show she had recently travelled to France from her home in Collie, Western Australia
Miss Maloney (pictured), 23, works at a retail clothing boutique in Collie, south of Perth. She was an innocent bystander and was not involved in the earlier dispute at the Crown Hotel on Thursday
According to detectives, the driver of the ute – who had a passenger in the vehicle – initially tried to flee the scene before handing himself over to cops.
‘The driver of the vehicle left the scene but came to the Collie police station shortly thereafter where he was placed in custody,’ Det Snr Sgt Davies said.
The driver is reportedly a small business owner from Collie.
‘The incident is extremely serious and it’s being treated extremely seriously. We have support here with us in the south west from the homicide squad in Perth and also our forensic experts.’