Posted: 3 October, 2016
Groom Hit With Car By His Brother At His Own Engagement Party
Things got heated at an engagement party when a groom-to-be was mowed down by a car driven by his own brother.
The 32-year-old man was enjoying his engagement party in the Gold Coast suburb of Tallai when he got into an argument with his older brother.
"Towards the end of the night things got a little out of hand, a little heated," the groom’s friend Nick Gleeson told 9NEWS.
"There was a couple of arguments and then everything came out onto the street here," Mr Gleeson added.
The older brother attempted to leave in his car, but the groom jumped in front of the vehicle to stop him. He was allegedly hit by the car, with the impact sending him flying into the air.
“The driver accelerated and the man was thrown into the air and landed on a nature strip,” a police spokeswoman told news.com.au.
"He was in a bad shape, yeah he wasn't moving much, but he was awake, remained conscious the whole time," Mr Gleeson said.
The groom was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital with internal injuries and fractures to his arms and legs. His brother was arrested and charged with the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm.