On Sunday, April 20, 2017, the collision happened on a busy road in the city of Adelaide, South Australia.
The driver, identified as 35-year-old Cadey Scott, was not injured.
“I was out and about on the street and noticed a guy, a guy was trying to make a right turn,” Scott told ABC radio station Speed51.
“It just hit the side. “
I had to put the car into gear and then I just spun around and started trying to get out of there.” “
It just hit the side.
I had to put the car into gear and then I just spun around and started trying to get out of there.”
The car hit the pedestrian just as he was walking away from it.
“The pedestrian was pretty lucky,” Scott said.
“A lot of people have been hit in the street, but I was pretty unlucky.
I was out in the road trying to go to work.”
Scott said he did not expect the collision to be as bad as it was.
“When I was doing that [running], it’s not like it was a huge hit,” he said.
“I was trying my best to stay out of the way of it.”
He was on his way to work and I didn’t really think too much of it because I didn ‘t know if I would be alright.
“Scott described the pedestrian as a “normal looking guy” who looked like he was just walking.
He said he was grateful for the fast response by police.
The pedestrian, who has not been identified, was transported to Adelaide’s King George Hospital, where he underwent surgery.
In a statement to Speed51, the police said the officer who was driving the car, who was not wearing a helmet, did not witness the collision and is not disciplined.
Police said the speed limit on the intersection was 70km/h.