Northern Territory Police have arrested two men in relation to a hit-and-run incident that took a violent turn in Katherine on Tuesday night

Davies

A Northern Territory Police car.

Northern Territory Police have arrested two men in relation to a hit-and-run incident that took a violent turn in Katherine on Tuesday night.

Key points:

  • The crash occurred on Katherine Terrace on Tuesday night
  • NT Police arrested a 21-year-old and 26-year-old over the incident
  • The 26-year-old was charged with recklessly endangering life and aggravated assault

At about 9:45pm a group of people were walking across Katherine Terrace towards Lindsay Street, when a Toyota Hilux struck a female pedestrian, NT Police said.

Police said the driver stopped and attempted to assist the woman, but a man then allegedly assaulted the driver, stole the Toyota Hilux and then drove over the legs of the injured woman.

The man and another person then drove off in the vehicle, with the police in pursuit.

The injured woman and the male driver were both taken to Katherine Hospital.

NT Police said the stolen vehicle was located in a nearby remote community on Wednesday.

A 26-year-old man was arrested for the alleged theft of the vehicle and charged with recklessly endangering life, aggravated assault and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

A 21-year-old man was arrested in Katherine for the alleged assault of a 39-year-old man.

He was charged with aggravated assault and breach of bail.

The two men will face Katherine Local Court today.

 127 Interactions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Next Post

ADF Chief Angus Campbell has released the findings of a long-awaited report into allegations of war crimes carried out by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan

  ADF Chief Angus Campbell has released the findings of a long-awaited report into allegations of war crimes carried out by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan. […]