An Australian man allegedly ran down his sister with his car after her cat urinated on his computer. 19-year-old Hannah Richardson suffered a fractured spine, a fractured leg and a collapsed lung and remains in a serious condition in hospital.
It's believed an argument erupted between her and her 20-year-old brother Oliver about 2.30pm (AEST) on Wednesday inside a house at Winmalee, in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. The argument allegedly began after her cat urinated on her brother's computer.
The man is accused of grabbing the cat and putting it in the car then attempting to drive off. It's believed the girl chased the car into the street and tried to use a wheelie bin to stop it. The woman was then struck by the car outside the home.
Witnesses say the woman was unconscious for some time after the accident. Police have charged the brother with common assault and negligent driving and granted him bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on May 15. With the charges he is already on,police expect he will face jail time. The cat wasn't injured, police said.