TRAFFIC enforcement officers are investigating a crash in the Perth CBD on Friday, June 10 involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.
A police spokeswoman said just after 9pm, a white Toyota Prado was stopped at a red light at the intersection of St. George’s Tce and Barrack St.
“A male pedestrian was crossing St. George’s Tce whilst the traffic was stationary,’’ she said.
“The lights turned green and the Toyota Prado which was the second vehicle at the lights, drove forward.
“It is unclear if the pedestrian was holding or leaning on the car, or if he was caught on the body of the car, before being dragged into the intersection and falling to the ground.”
A 26-year-old Yanchep man was seriously injured and was taken by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital.
“The Toyota Prado continued on and it is not known if the driver realised what had occurred.
“Inquiries are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the incident and police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the crash, or the Toyota or pedestrian prior to the crash.’’
Meanwhile, Joondalup detectives are seeking information about the attempted stealing of an ATM in Neerabup on Sunday, May 22.
WA Police said between 1.45am and 2.15am a dark coloured utility with two male occupants was driven through the front windows of the store area of a service station on Wanneroo Rd in Neerabup.
A spokeswoman said it was believed the offenders attempted to steal the ATM by looping a strap over the machine and attempting to pull it out with the vehicle.
But they were unsuccessful and fled the area.
She said the vehicle was described as a dark coloured dual cab four-wheel-drive, with silver high polished rims, silver check steel side steps, light coloured snatch strap ties across rear roll bar, silver high polished rear roll bar and steel bar secured into rear tail gate which was used to smash the windows of the store.
Detectives would like to speak to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident who may have seen the vehicle or its occupants.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au