Wife of Mandurah FIFO worker critically injured in Karratha hit-and-run appeals for help
Jacob Lee Moore, pictured with his grandson, was critically injured. (Supplied: Jolene Moore)
The distraught wife of a fly-in, fly-out worker critically injured in a hit-and-run incident in WA’s north has appealed for public information to help find those responsible.
Jacob Lee Moore, 41, a father of two from Mandurah, south of Perth, is in a critical condition at Royal Perth Hospital after being struck by a car on a Karratha road in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Mr Moore’s wife Jolene said her husband, who works for Global Construction Services, had been due to fly home to his family in Mandurah on Saturday.
Police said Mr Moore was found lying on Murjira Ramble in the Karratha suburb of Baynton at about 2:30am on Saturday, not far from where he lived.
He was taken to Nickol Bay Hospital before being flown to the Royal Perth Hospital via the Royal Flying Doctor Service and he underwent surgery last night for multiple injuries.
Ms Moore said her husband, the father of a 20-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter, was a “fighter” but the accident had “torn our world apart”.
“We’ve rallied around him and we’ve got a lot of support from family and friends,” she said.
“We’re staying strong for him and ourselves.”
She appealed for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.
“I know that there is someone out there that knows what happened,” she said.
“I’m asking people in the area to check their CCTV cameras and anyone in the area, in the vicinity that morning, to come forward.
“I encourage the person who is responsible for this to think about what they’ve done.”
Police said Mr Moore is thought to have been struck by an AU model Ford Falcon.
Major Crash detectives are investigating.
“If you know something, come forward, let us know,” Pilbara District Acting Inspector Carlos Correia said.
“Please, we ask that you report it in and give answers to a family that’s wanting to know what’s happened.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Karratha Police Station on 9143 7200 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.