News

Two elderly women struck in Caboolture hit-and-run accident

May Norcott revisits the site of the hit and run at Market Plaza, Caboolture, on Thursday, October 23. Photo Jorge Branco / Caboolture News
May Norcott revisits the site of the hit and run at Market Plaza, Caboolture, on Thursday, October 23. Photo Jorge Branco / Caboolture News Jorge Branco

A CABOOLTURE South great-grandmother knocked down in a shock hit-and-run has one word for the driver who hit her - sympathy.

Selina Pengelly, 87, and her 77-year-old friend May Norcott, were stepping onto the kerb at Market Plaza Shopping Centre in Caboolture South about two weeks ago when a car came screaming through the car park, the occupants yelling "get off the road".

Mrs Norcott (who was using a walker) lost a shoe and Mrs Pengelly (using a walking stick) was knocked to the ground, leaving her feeling "pretty bruised and battered" well into last week. The widow of almost 10 years was bruised along her left side, with skin missing on her left arm and right leg but amazingly didn't suffer any serious injuries.

"It all happened so quickly that I didn't really have time to think," she said.

"It knocked me clean over. Everyone says that it was deliberate.

"The worst part is you've got to have the gravel taken out of you, with saline and so forth, it really stings."

Mrs Norcott somehow escaped without any injuries.

"I said 'oh they've hit Selina'," she said.

"I thought, 'they'll stop now' but the driver just planted his foot and kept going."

There were multiple witnesses but none managed to take down the black Commodore's registration. Police are still looking for the driver.

Mrs Pengelly said she wanted the offenders to be caught and made to take responsibility for their actions and stop the same thing happening again.

But the Caboolture South resident also said she felt sorry for her alleged attackers.

"You sort of feel what's the world coming to," she said.

"They probably don't feel sorry for themselves but I just thought it's shocking to think that there's such people in the world as that.

"The days of showing a bit of respect for the elderly seem to have passed."

Both ladies thanked the staff at Jadin Chemist Group for looking after them after the incident.

Caboolture Police Senior Constable Clair Parsons said the incident appeared to be deliberate.

She said hit-and-run incidents were most common in car parks but accidental car-on-car crashes were much more common than those involving pedestrians such as this.

Topics:  caboolture, hit and run


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Bribie Island State School looks to go independent

INDEPENDENT FORUM: Principal Pete Keen with fourth graders Jack Barnett and Kya Dulhuntry.

Bribie Island State School is thinking of going independent.

4000 child porn images not enough to jail ex-teacher

The court heard the offending took place during a 10-day period last year.

Woolworths, Target post massive losses, write-downs

Hundreds of jobs expected to go as retailers hit by hard times

Latest deals and offers

No jail time for former teacher caught with child porn

A FORMER teacher who had more than 4000 child porn files on his computer – including images of children tied to beds – has escaped spending time behind bars

Bribie Island State School looks to go independent

INDEPENDENT FORUM: Principal Pete Keen with fourth graders Jack Barnett and Kya Dulhuntry.

Bribie Island State School is thinking of going independent.

4000 child porn images not enough to jail ex-teacher

The court heard the offending took place during a 10-day period last year.

Woolworths, Target post massive losses, write-downs

Hundreds of jobs expected to go as retailers hit by hard times

Injured Redcliffe man goes missing

Police are attempting to locate Dylan Baldwin, who was last seen in Redcliffe on August 25, 2016.

The 20-year-old was last seen August 25 around 3am in Redcliffe.

Valiants guitar legend and granddad dies midflight

GONE TOO SOON: Keith Barton passed out mid-flight to Manchester and died two days later.

Family's shock as grandad dies mid-flight

Die-hard fan's 34 magic Gympie Muster years

STICK AROUND FOR A BEER: Mal Williams has been at every Gympie Muster for 34 years.

Mal Williams has only missed one Muster in 35 years - the first one

Why Depp and Heard are fighting again

Amber Heard is furious over Depp taking advantage of her generosity

Kim Kardashian West steals hotel bath robes

Even Kim Kardashian steals bath robes from hotels, don't feel bad

Johnny Depp 'deeply respects' Amber Heard

Celebrity

Amber Heard gives away $7 million settlement to charity

Die-hard fan's 34 magic Gympie Muster years

STICK AROUND FOR A BEER: Mal Williams has been at every Gympie Muster for 34 years.

Mal Williams has only missed one Muster in 35 years - the first one

John Williamson winding up for another Gympie Muster

John Williamson is bringing some new songs and artists to this year's Muster.

John Williamson is back and ready to put on his best show ever

The true cost of 60 Minutes debacle revealed

It's a bill that would make even a silk tied barrister blush

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Coast building approvals at seven-year high: report

The the 2015/16 Development Indicators Annual Highlights Report documents local development activity that took place during the last financial year.

New report shows increasing development on the Sunshine Coast

Top honours for Mackay and Whitsunday builders

The Kerrisdale Gardens property from Paynter Dixon Queensland which won them Project of the Year.

Mackay and Whitsunday builders awarded top honours last night.