Quinton Algie is seeking answers after he was the victim of a hit-and-run accident on Maple Dr, Andergrove on Saturday night.
Quinton Algie is seeking answers after he was the victim of a hit-and-run accident on Maple Dr, Andergrove on Saturday night. Contributed

QUINTON Algie doesn't really know what happened to him on Saturday night, but his bruised and battered body tells the story.

The 30-year-old  Mackay man was the victim of a hit-and-run accident, which left him with head injuries including bleeding on the brain, as well as bruising to his thighs and hips where he took the brunt of the impact.

Police confirm he was hit by a vehicle, possibly a silver utility, just after 11pm, Saturday on Maple Dr at Andergrove.

Quinton was trying to get a lift home after spending the evening at his brother's house, but the accident has left him with short-term memory loss and he has to go by the accounts of others to try to piece together what happened.

"From what people have said, I was waiting for a lift or something. I dunno, I can't remember getting hit," Mr Algie, who was only released from hospital yesterday, said.

"I remember waking up, and I was in hospital with a brace thing on."

Zoey Algie said the family had been at her brother-in-law's house for dinner but she had left early to take their four children home to bed and Quinton had stayed on to have a few drinks.

She was woken by a phone call from the hospital at 1.30 Sunday morning.

"When I got to the hospital Quinton was in a bad way," Mrs Algie said.

"The hospital was concerned about bleeding on the brain, they were in contact with Townsville hospital, they had helicopters and everything on stand-by for him.

"If that bleed started up again they were going to fly him straight out to Townsville for brain surgery straight away.

"It was touch and go at that stage whether he was going to die or not."

Doctors told Mrs Algie that her husband was hit front-on at a speed of between 50-60km an hour.

"Then he's been thrown onto the bonnet and the rest of the impact has hit his head. He's gone head-first into the gravel.''

"We hope anyone who saw or heard anything, or the person themselves, to have a bit of heart and come forward, see the police and sort the situation out. They could have killed somebody."

Police have asked for any witnesses or anyone who has seen a damaged vehicle, to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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