Traffic Crash Appeal At Ipswich 26 May

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was allegedly struck by a drink-driver at Eastern Heights in Ipswich last night, May 26.

It will be alleged just before 7.30pm, a blue-grey 2006 Holden Commodore was travelling along Rex Road when it struck a pedestrian, before leaving the scene and crashing at a nearby intersection at Grange Road and Robertson Road in Raceview.

Upon arrival, police located the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 39-year-old Greenbank man, inside the stationary sedan.

He was taken into police custody and charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle and adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, driver fail to remain at incident and render assistance showing callous disregard for the needs of a person injured, driving of a motor vehicle without a driver licence, and serious assault police officer.

He is due to appear at Ipswich Magistrates Court tomorrow, May 27.

The pedestrian, a 42-year-old Eastern Heights man, was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with spinal injuries.

Police are appealing to witnesses or anyone with dashcam vision to come forward.

Nearby residents with CCTV, and motorists travelling in the Eastern Heights or Raceview area between 7.15pm and 7.45pm, are urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at

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