Mackay man Micheal-John Priestley spent his 21st birthday confined to a hospital bed after he was involved in a suspected hit and run on Christmas Day in 2019.
Mackay man Micheal-John Priestley spent his 21st birthday confined to a hospital bed after he was involved in a suspected hit and run on Christmas Day in 2019.

Dashcam appeal after Christmas hit and run

POLICE are calling for dashcam footage to find the car involved in a horrific hit and run that left Micheal-John Priestley in hospital on his 21st birthday.

Mr Priestley was riding a push bike home on a path along Slade Point Rd about 2am on December 25, when he was allegedly struck by a four-wheel-drive utility with fitted spotlights.

Mr Priestly was hospitalised with spine, neck and nerve injuries.

Senior Constable Steve Smith said police would allege the driver of the ute involved in the crash did not stop.

He has called on anyone who may have witnessed the incident, has relevant dashcam footage, or who may have information about the matter to come forward.

“A requirement exists for any driver involved in a traffic crash to remain at the scene of the crash and exchange relevant driver and vehicle details with other involved parties,” he said.

If you have information for police, phone Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form .

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, by phoning 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Quote this reference number: QP1902563590



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