Date night turns into a nightmare as mum is allegedly intentionally mowed down by crazed driver while out with her lover – as she fights for life in a coma
- A QLD couple were struck by a car while out on a date
- Mother-of-two Jamie Edwards, 25, was placed in a coma
- The accused driver was charged with attempted murder
A young mother is fighting for life in a coma after her and her partner were struck by a car in an alleged hit-and-run while out on a date together.
Jamie Edwards, 25, and her boyfriend, Cooper Kennedy, 24, were on a date at a Muay Thai martial arts event at the Alexandra Hills Hotel in Queensland on Saturday night.
The Victoria Point couple had left the venue and were waiting in the carpark for an Uber when they were allegedly deliberately hit by a car before the driver sped off around 11:30pm.
The accused driver, Joseph Peter Pritchard, 34, has been charged with attempted murder.
Ms Edwards and Mr Kennedy were taken to hospital, with the mother-of-two being placed into a medically induced coma.
Mr Kennedy was released from hospital on Sunday, while his partner remains in intensive care.
Young mother Jamie Edwards (right), 25, has been placed in a coma after her and her partner Cooper Kennedy (left), 24, were struck by a car while out on a date together on Saturday night
A fundraiser has been set up by Mr Kennedy’s sister, Aynsley Rose, to help support the couple.
‘Cooper and Jamie were rushed to the hospital for treatment, where Jamie was also put into a medically induced coma due to the extent of her injuries,’ Ms Rose wrote.
‘To this day, Jamie remains in the intensive care unit at Princess Alexandra Hospital with her family sitting by her side, hoping for improvement.
‘She remains in an induced coma with extensive injuries, that will require lengthy rehabilitation.’
Ms Rose wrote that ‘during this tragic and unfathomable time’ the young family’s loved ones are calling on the local community for assistance to help cover the couple’s ‘ongoing medical and rehabilitation costs’.
‘Any donations made will also help provide Cooper, Jamie and their two children with much needed support,’ she said.
Mr Kennedy gave a heartbreaking update on Ms Edward’s condition on Wednesday, telling The Courier Mail that the mother-of-two was ‘not in a good state’ and had been placed in a ‘deeper coma with heavier medication’.
He also revealed that he wasn’t working and relying on his savings as he looked after the couple’s children.
Ms Edwards (pictured) remains in a medically induced coma in hospital while Mr Kennedy has been looking after the couple’s two children
A fundraiser has been set up to support the young family by Mr Kennedy’s sister, Aynsley Rose
The driver who allegedly struck the pair, Mr Pritchard, was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder and possessing utensils.
He appeared briefly at Cleveland Magistrates Court via videolink on Wednesday.
He did not apply for bail and his case was adjourned until May.
The GoFundMe to support Ms Edwards, Mr Kennedy and their children can be found here.