'Someone knows something': Police hunting for Queensland hit-run driver

| 22.09,22. 01:04 AM |

'Someone knows something': Police hunting for Queensland hit-run driver

David "Michael" Dommel was struck on a rural road in Mount Rascal.
David "Michael" Dommel was struck on a rural road in Mount Rascal. (Queensland Police)

Police have identified a 77-year-old man who remains in critical condition after being struck by a hit-run driver in Queensland.

David "Michael" Dommel was hit by a mystery driver on a road at Mount Rascal on September 5.
He remains in a Brisbane hospital weeks later, with his family holding a bedside vigil.
They are urging anyone who knows anything to contact police.
Sergeant Stephen Coote of Toowoomba's Forensic Crash Unit said they are looking for anyone who was travelling on Freyling Road between 6am and 7am that day to contact police.
"We believe Michael was struck sometime between 6.20am and 6.50am on Monday, September 5 before he was located lying unconscious on Freyling Road with life threatening injuries by a passing motorist around 7am," Coote said.
"The vehicle involved would have sustained either front end or left hand side damage, so I appeal to anyone who is aware of a vehicle sustaining this type of damage on or 'just after' the 5th to come forward.
"Someone knows something and I urge them to do the right thing, for Michael and for his family. Now is not the time to stay silent."
David "Michael" Dommel lay by the side of the road for up to 40 minutes before help arrived.
David "Michael" Dommel lay by the side of the road for up to 40 minutes before help arrived. (Queensland Police)
After being hit, Drommel was taken to Toowoomba Base Hospital before being airlifted to Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Drommel's wife Debbie said their dog was also struck in the hit-run crash.
"Michael has always been a rock for his family and we are beyond belief that someone could hit him and leave for dead on the side of the road," she said.
"Michael only buried his 96-year-old mother a few weeks ago. This accident not only affects his family in Toowoomba but his three sisters and their families in Melbourne."

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