PICTURED: A wheelchair-bound woman, 87 years old, hit by a truck before the driver tried to flee the boots with moon boots – as it became known, he gave the police his BROTHERS name when he was arrested
- A driver who reportedly persuaded an older woman was a disqualified driver
- Sam Qaddoura is said to have hit a bunch of lights and two women before he ran away
- He initially gave his brother's details when he was questioned by the police
- Qaddoura applied for bail but was refused
A lorry driver on the moon who allegedly ran over an 87-year-old woman initially gave his brother's details when he was interrogated by the police.
Sam Qaddoura, 33, hit a traffic light on King Street in Newtown, inland Sydney, on Tuesday, before plowing to Ana Kozaric and her 65-year-old daughter Zdenka Smith.
The disqualified driver was seen on CCTV fleeing the accident and was chased by two men before he was arrested, according to 9 news.
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Sam Qaddoura, 33, hit a traffic light on King Street in Newtown, in western Sydney, on Tuesday, before reportedly photographing Ana Kozaric and her 65-year-old daughter Zdenka Smith (pictured together)
The elderly woman is still in a serious condition at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with pelvic and limb fractures.
& # 39; (Mrs. Kozaric) right arm is broken, her left arm is broken, her legs are broken & cousin Jasna Vranic told 7 News.
& # 39; I don't really like what he did, & # 39; said Mrs. Smith.
The disqualified driver reportedly hit Mrs. Kozaric (left) and her daughter Zdenka Smith, 65, (right) – with a traffic light that may have saved their lives
Mrs. Smith, pushing her mother's wheelchair, was bruised, but not seriously injured.
The driver was taken to the hospital for mandatory tests and was later charged with six offenses, including dangerous driving with serious physical damage and not stopping and assisting.
At the time of his arrest, Qaddoura provided his brother's name and date of birth to the police, Nine News reported.
Sam Qaddoura (photo) was disqualified to drive at the time of the accident
He appeared in the local court of Parramatta on Wednesday, where his lawyer said Qaddoura went black behind the wheel due to a medical condition.
The court was told that he & # 39; many, many, many times & # 39; was a disqualified driver and his request for bail was refused.
His lawyer said the only reason his client ran was that he thought he was being chased by an angry crowd.
NSW Police say the 33-year-old driver fled after his small truck hit a traffic light in Newtown and the older woman hit Tuesday morning
Mrs. Smith said she was grateful for those who helped them after the accident – and for the traffic light that saved their lives.
& # 39; If that wasn't there, if he struck us, we wouldn't be here now, saving our lives, & # 39; said Mrs. Smith.
& # 39; I just stood there and as he got closer, I just realized I don't have a chance, so I think I raised my hand and say stop – but then I was hit, & # 39; she said.
The elderly woman, who has sustained pelvic and limb fractures, is still in a serious condition at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Emil Sayfullim was one of the bystanders who chased the driver.
He said he had a & # 39; boom & # 39; heard when the truck hit the lights followed by people shouting: & # 39; He is running away! & # 39;
& # 39; I didn't even think about it. I started running & # 39 ;, he told Ten News.
& # 39; Now that I think about it later, it might be dangerous. I don't know but (it was) just automatic. & # 39;
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