BMW owner run over by own car after meeting with fake buyer

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·1-min read

A man in Sydney’s southwest has suffered a fractured skull after allegedly being robbed while trying to sell his BMW.

The man, 33, identified as Shann Chain by Nine News, went to a service station on the Hume Highway at Marulan on Tuesday about 11pm to enquire about the sale of his BMW M3 Competition F80.

The car is listed for up to $110,000 on

Mr Chain and a friend met up with another man, aged 22.

Shann Chain, 33, is pictured with his BMW alongside Goulburn Hospital.
Shann Chain, 33, was trying to sell his BMW but ended up in hospital. Source: Nine News

“During the inspection, the 22-year-old man sat in the driver’s seat before reversing the car at speed with the driver’s door open, striking the vehicle owner and flinging him about 20 metres away, knocking him unconscious,” police said.

“The younger man was seen to drive the BMW north on the Hume Highway and emergency services were contacted.”

Police pursued the driver of the BMW and eventually subdued him at a rest stop on the Hume Highway at Casula.

He was charged with aggravated assault with intent to take/drive motor vehicle – inflict actual bodily harm and police pursuit – not stop – drive at speed.

Mr Chain remains in Goulburn Hospital in a serious condition with a fractured skull.

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