ANOTHER FATALITY: Tributes mark the scene where a man lost his life on Friday afternoon after being run over in a hit and run incident outside Harry's Mowers in North Bundaberg. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
ANOTHER FATALITY: Tributes mark the scene where a man lost his life on Friday afternoon after being run over in a hit and run incident outside Harry's Mowers in North Bundaberg. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

Father-of-two killed in hit and run

YELLOW sunflowers and frangipani blooms have been placed beside Queen St in tribute to a 38-year-old man who was fatally struck by a four-wheel-drive.

North Bundaberg resident Timothy Hardwick was killed in an alleged hit and run incident on Thursday afternoon.

He was a father of two.

On Friday Mr Hardwick's family declined to comment but a spokeswoman for the Riverdale Caravan Park, where Mr Hardwick lived, said he would be missed.

"He was an absolutely lovely human being and we're all very saddened," the spokeswoman said.

"We're going to miss him."

An 18-year-old Bundaberg man remains in custody charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death following the crash.

Cody Jordan Chadwick did not appear in the Bundaberg Magistrates Court on Friday and duty lawyer Edwina Rowan made no application for bail.

Ms Rowan said Chadwick was not present as the case was mentioned due to "security concerns for his welfare if transported".

The matter was adjourned until February 18 and Chadwick was remanded in custody.

Addressing the media on Friday  Bundaberg Police Inspector Kev Guteridge confirmed there were a number of passengers in the car at the time of the crash.

He said the circumstances leading up to the crash were still under investigation and he would not elaborate on whether the accused was likely to face further or more serious charges.

"We believe that the people were involved in an altercation earlier that day and ... a number of occasions over this last week where is seems apparent to people that it is ok to revert back to the caveman days where we resolve disputes by reverting back to physical violence. It's absolutely unacceptable and it will not be tolerated," he said.

"The investigation is in its early stages at this point in time. We encourage anyone who does have any information that may assist with our investigation to come forward. It is very important that all the facts are known prior to this matter being determined by a court."

Emergency services responded to the crash about 5.30pm Thursday and despite medical treatment Mr Hardwick was unable to be revived after he was struck by the 4WD.

"He was treated at the scene by witnesses, by police offices and then by paramedics, unfortunately they were unable to revive the man. He was taken to hospital while still under treatment and was pronounced deceased shortly after his arrival at the hospital," Inspt Guteridge said.

"An investigation was immediately commenced and the circumstances surrounding that are obviously before the courts so we can't speak too much about those at this point in time.

"The investigation did result in a man being charged...with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and associated traffic matters.

"Police will be alleging that the driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the area."



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