Reveller, 23, is fighting for her life and her mate, 18, is injured after drinker, 33, ‘jumps into his ute and runs them over – pinning one of the women to a pub wall’ – after bar fight turns nasty
- A man is in custody and homicide squad investigating after pub incident in WA
- Detectives are investigating claims the man deliberately drove ute into patrons
- Two women, aged 18 and 23, were pinned against pub wall and seriously injured
Two young women have been rushed to hospital, one in a critical condition and the other seriously injured, after a ute slammed into a pub during a night out.
The 33-year-old driver of the ute allegedly deliberately reversed his Toyota Hilux into the pub about 11pm on Thursday night following an earlier altercation inside the venue.
The victims, 18-year-old Alexis Tate and 23-year-old Georgia Moloney, were pinned to the wall of the Crown Hotel in Collie, south of Perth in Western Australia.
Ms Moloney (pictured) was airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital where she underwent surgery on Friday morning and remains in intensive care
Ms Tate (pictured) was rushed to Bunbury Hospital with serious injuries which were treated and she was discharged on Friday
A police officer photographs the scene (pictured) where a ute driver allegedly slammed into a group of pub patrons following an earlier altercation
Police claim that after the initial dispute spilled out into the street from inside the hotel the driver allegedly got behind the wheel of his ute and backed into a group standing outside the pub.
While most of the group got out of the vehicles way, the two young woman, who were innocent bystanders, were struck by the ute tray and pinned against the wall.
Two 19-year-old boys rendered assistance to the girls until paramedics arrived, according to 9News.
Ms Moloney was airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital where she underwent surgery on Friday morning and remains in intensive care.
Ms Tate was rushed to Bunbury Hospital with serious injuries which were treated and she was discharged on Friday.
Detectives from WA Police homicide squad have been brought in to investigate the incident.
‘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 Jeramy Davies said.
‘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.’
The hole caused by the vehicle impact in the wall of the Crown Hotel in Collie, south of Perth in Western Australia