Man Charged With 41 Offences After Allegedly Hitting Seven Kids And A Woman Near A School

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Man Charged With 41 Offences After Allegedly Hitting Seven Kids And A Woman Near A School

The driver of a vehicle which allegedly hit seven schoolchildren and one adult has been charged with dozens of offences.

The 35-year-old woman who was struck, Michelle Nash, said that she was waiting with some children for the green signal to cross the road when a ute came straight towards them on Friday.

According to 9 News, Ms Nash said that she can recall being hit and thrown into the air due to the impact of the crash.

Another witness has described the scene as a "bombsite", with the seven children hit by the car.

“It's obviously very distressing incident for all people involved - but the community can be assured that there is no further threat,” Detective Senior Sergeant Melissa Nixon said.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested and has been charged with 41 offences, including the theft of a motor vehicle, speed in a dangerous manner, reckless contact causing serious injury and unlicensed driving.

He is due to appear in court later today.

 

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