Ford may be involved in Karratha hit-and-run

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Fly-in, fly-out worker Jacob Moore was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Karratha.
Camera IconFly-in, fly-out worker Jacob Moore was seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Karratha. Credit: Supplied

A fly-in, fly-out worker left fighting for life after a hit-and-run incident in Karratha could have been struck by an AU model Ford Falcon.

Jacob Moore, 41, remained in a critical but stable condition in Royal Perth Hospital yesterday after he was found on Mujira Ramble, in the suburb of Baynton, with serious injuries about 2.25am on Saturday.

Police say people at nearby houses heard a loud bang, screeching and a revving noise before the father of two was found on the road.

Acting Sgt Josh Humble said Mr Moore’s movements in the lead-up to the incident were unclear and it was unusual for him to be out late at night.

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“We know he spoke to his wife about 10pm,” he said. “She is not sure where he went and no one seems to know.

“We believe he was hit on the road. There is a possibility that this particular incident was an accident and we appeal to whoever was driving the vehicle to come forward.”

Acting Sgt Humble said the car involved could have headed towards to the suburb of Nickol West after the crash.

He said police believed the vehicle would be damaged.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at crimestopperswa.com.au

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