Horrible moment a ranger is allegedly run over while trying to do his job when a 21-year-old man is accused of hitting the worker due to a ticket
- Matthew Valerio, 21, arrested for allegedly running over a park ranger
- Valerio is alleged to have punched the ranger when he received a parking ticket
- Police allege that he had parked his Mazda ute in a no parking zone on Saturday.
- He was granted probation with the matter to return to court next month.
A park ranger is fighting for his life at the hospital after the young driver he was trying to ticket allegedly hit him.
Matthew Valerio, 21, was allegedly behind the wheel of his white Mazda BT-50 on Saturday night when he got into a dispute with a Sydney ranger over sitting in a no-parking zone on Marian St, Enmore, in the inner west. from Sydney.
Police allege that Valerio received the ticket just before 8:50 pm when he walked away from the ranger and struck another ranger, who was on the street at the same time.
Paramedics treated the 61-year-old ranger for life-threatening injuries before taking him to hospital.
He remains at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in critical condition.
Police allege that Valerio also struck two cars as he drove away from the scene.
Matthew Valerio, 21, (pictured) was allegedly behind the wheel of a Mazda ute when he got into a dispute with a park ranger over a no-parking ticket.
It is alleged that Valerio then sped away from a ranger (pictured above), striking another who was on the street at the time.
Valerio attended the Newtown police station two hours later and was arrested by officers just before 11 p.m.
He was charged with dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm: dangerous driving, failure to provide details to the injured person, and two counts of failure to provide details to another driver.
Following police investigations, a First Avenue vehicle at Five Dock was impounded for mechanical and forensic examination.
He appeared at Parramatta Local Court on Sunday, where he was granted conditional bail.
The matter will return to court on December 16.