Man charged over multiple hit and runs

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A man has been charged over three separate hit and run incidents across Brisbane, one allegedly involving an elderly cyclist.

The Pallara man, 37, was allegedly behind the wheel of a silver Ford Focus during each of the incidents, fleeing the scene after each hit.

Police allege the first occurred on December 23, 2022 at a Calamvale shopping centre underground car park, where a 27-year-old woman was walking through the area before being struck from behind.

It is further alleged the car fled the scene and failed to render assistance.

The woman was found by members of the public and was taken to Mater Hospital in a stable condition.

On January 1, an elderly cyclist was riding along Daw Rd at Runcorn, in Brisbane’s south, when the Ford Focus travelled behind him and swerved to hit him.

The same car is alleged to have again fled the scene.

The man, 85, was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.

The final incident is alleged to have occurred on Tuesday against an 81-year-old man who was walking through a Mt Gravatt shopping centre car park.

It is alleged the man was struck from behind by the same car, which then left the scene but returned after being contacted by police.

The man was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.

Officers determined the silver Ford Focus was involved in all three collisions after examining CCTV footage.

The Pallara man has been charged with three counts each of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and fail to remain at incident and render assistance, along with one count of fail to provide specimen of blood for analysis.

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