An engagement party on the Gold Coast turned into catastrophe after the 32-year-old groom-to-be got hit by a car, which was allegedly driven by his own older brother. The victim was not killed although he has suffered serious injuries, including internal injurious, fractured arms and legs.
The 39-year-old older brother of the groom-to-be was celebrating his younger brother’s engagement in the suburb of Tallai. However, things turned sour when they got into an argument.
“Towards the end of the night things got a little out of hand, a little heated,” eye witness and the younger brother’s friend, Nick Gleeson, told Nine News in an interview. “There was a couple of arguments and then everything came out onto the street here.”
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The authorities say that onlookers called them to come to the Alawara Drive address on Saturday around 11:30 PM. They found out that the older brother apparently attempted to leave his brother’s engagement party in his car but his younger brother was standing in front of his car, trying to stop him.
The driver then accelerated and the younger brother was thrown into the air and landed on a nature strip, says a police spokeswoman during an interview with news.com.au. Gleeson pointed out that the younger sibling was in a bad shape and did not move that much. However, he was fully awake and stayed conscious the whole time.
The 32-year-old was then admitted to the Gold Coast University Hospital. The hospital’s medical team is now trying to improve his conduction after suffering injuries.
However, the 39-year-old driver left the scene but the authorities spotted him eventually. The older brother was then arrested and taken into custody on Sunday at around 8 in the morning.
The driver was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm, news.com.au reports.