Paramedics attend to Michael Kimmorley after he was hit by a four-wheel-drive Photo: Supplied Jye Bond, 14, saw Michael Kimmorley being run down. Photo: Emma Partridge
Tension had been simmering on Noakes Parade for some time before Michael Kimmorley was hit by a four-wheel-drive and nearly killed.
Friends and family say he walked over to a neighbouring house at Lalor Park in Sydney’s west just after 7pm on Australia Day to defend a couple of teenagers who had been caught up in a dispute.
A few words were exchanged, an engine was revved and, seconds later, Mr Kimmorley, 42, was hit and catapulted into a blue, parked car.
Fairfax Media has viewed a video of the moment Mr Kimmorley was hit.
Neighbours screamed, some ran to his aid.
Police will then allege he was run over again – twice.
Witnesses called triple zero, and paramedics arrived and treated Mr Kimmorley for injuries to his leg and foot. He was taken to Westmead Hospital, where he remained in a serious condition on Wednesday.
Neighbour Daniel Horvath, 24, was arrested at Blacktown police station a short time later and was charged with attempted murder, intimidation and traffic offences.
Mr Horvath appeared before Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday afternoon.
He did not apply for bail and it was formally refused.
He is next expected to appear before Penrith Local Court on April 1.
Police also seized the four-wheel-drive, which will be forensically examined.
Jye Bond, 14, watched the ordeal unfold and said his stepfather rushed to Mr Kimmorley’s aid.
“Mick went flying about three metres up in the air and then hit head-first on the ground,” he said
“My stepdad was trying to move [Mick] off the road and [the car] went straight over Mick’s legs again, while my stepdad was holding his arms,” Jye said.
Jye described Mr Kimmorley as his uncle and said he had been visiting from Oberon for Australia Day.
He is due to be married on February 20, but on Thursday he remained in hospital with serious injuries.
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