Grandfather of five, 74, hits his lover with his car after a fight – before driving over and leaving her unconscious
- A scorned lover and grandfather of five drove over his partner in a car
- The two were heard by witnesses arguing before driving off
- William Herbert Cameron, 74, then made a U-turn and drove over the woman
- He fled the state and was arrested across the border in rural New South Wales
A five-year-old grandfather ran over his lover after the pair had a huge fight in the suburbs, a court heard.
Witnesses said that 74-year-old William Herbert Cameron “ argued aggressively ” with his partner in the South Melbourne suburb of Seaford before driving off in his car and making a turn.
He hit the woman, causing her to fall back before driving over her, leaving the woman unconscious under the car, the Herald Sun. reported.
Cameron eventually turned back and tried to drag her “flabby body” to the passenger seat, said a local who heard the commotion.
A five-year-old grandfather ran over his lover after the pair had a huge fight on a suburban street, a court heard (stock image)
The scorned lover faced Frankston Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, pleading guilty to the ugly June 10 incident that took place on the Railway Parade.
Police arrested Cameron in the town of Harden, New South Wales, 125 km northwest of Canberra.
He had fled Victoria immediately after the incident and was arrested across the border just a day later.
He has since been held in police custody after being returned to Victoria.
On the day of Cameron’s arrest, the police also located the woman who had been hit by the car and took her to the hospital for a health examination.
Her injuries were not disclosed to the court, and she made no statement of impact to a victim.
Police said the woman’s family told the officers that the couple had a long-term relationship, although Cameron denied the two were lovers.
Lawyer George Vassis claimed that Cameron had no intention of persuading the victim.
He also said that his client had not fled the state because of the incident, but claimed he was visiting friends.
William Herbert Cameron, 74, appeared in Frankston Magistrate’s Court (photo) in Melbourne
“They had words, objects were being thrown at my client, empty cans, coffee cups,” said Mr. Vassis.
“(The car) contacted her shin and her calf, and after witnesses came (to help) he took her home and offered to take her to the hospital, but she wouldn’t go.
“The victim was somewhat drunk.”
Magistrate Ross Betts seemed to have little sympathy for the arguments put forward in court.
“Just because you’re drunk doesn’t mean people can run you over,” said Mr. Betts.
Cameron will be sentenced on a date to be determined later.