Teen injured in chase


A HASTINGS man was severely injured in a dispute with another man while riding his bike in Hastings, 11.20am, Tuesday 5 March.

The details are unclear, but Detective Acting Sergeant Peter Drake, of Somerville CIU, said the 19-year-old victim went to a Hastings house where he was involved in an argument with the occupant.

When the teenager fled on his bike the other man allegedly drove after him and may have struck him from behind at the entrance to the walkway between Mary Grove and High Street. 

Detective Drake said the silver coloured VW Jetta got stuck in a barrier at the lane’s entrance, preventing it from being driven away.

The victim staggered into the grounds of Western Port Secondary College from where he was taken by ambulance to The Alfred hospital suffering serious head injuries. He had not been well enough to be interviewed, Thursday.

The name and whereabouts of the other man are unknown and police are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information is urged to call Somerville CIU 5978 1300 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 12 March 2019