Media release

Charges- Hit and run - Alice Springs

Police

Northern Territory Police are urging the outstanding occupant from a vehicle involved in a hit and run incident that left a man with life threatening injuries in Alice Springs overnight, to come forward.

Four people aged from 19 to 13-years-old were arrested and charged after the vehicle they were travelling in went through a red traffic light, colliding with a motorcyclist.

The vehicle failed to stop at the scene, where the 47-year-old male rider suffered life threatening injuries.

Three people aged 19, 16 and 13-years-old were arrested after they attempted to flee a stolen motor vehicle which was spiked by a police tyre deflation device on Grevilla Drive late last night.

A fourth person, a 15-year-old male was identified and arrested by Detectives from the Alice Springs Criminal Investigation Branch late today.

A 19-year-old man has been charged with one count each of;

•            Drive motor vehicle cause serious harm

•            Hit and run cause serious harm

•            Unlawful use of a motor vehicle – cause injury to person

•            Fail to rescue/provide help

•            Drive motor vehicle unlicensed

•            Fail to obey directions of police officer

The 16 and 13-year-old were both charged with one count each of :

•            Drive motor vehicle cause serious harm

•            Hit and run cause serious harm

•            Unlawful use of a motor vehicle – cause injury to person

•            Fail to rescue/provide help

A 15-year-old male has been charged with :

•            Drive motor vehicle cause serious harm

•            Hit and run cause serious harm

•            Unlawful use of a motor vehicle – cause injury to person

•            Fail to rescue/provide help

•            Drive unlicensed

•            Enter intersection against red light.

The four have been bailed to appear before court at a later date. Police continue to conduct inquiries to identify the fifth person who was in the vehicle at the time.

Anyone with information which may assist with investigations is urged to contact police on 131 444 or report it anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

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