UPDATE: THERE has been no assault complaint yet made to police to enable them to investigate the assault side of the Quay St pedestrian accident on Tuesday.
However, the traffic accident is still being investigated by North Rockhampton police.
A police spokesman said it was believed the driver did intend to make an assault complaint.
May 23: DRIVER hits pedestrian.
Driver stops to help pedestrian.
Pedestrian's friends gather and yell abuse at the driver.
A friend of the pedestrian punches the driver in the head.
Driver falls down with blood coming from the left side of his head.
This was the series of events that led to a 38-year-old man with no fixed address being taken to Rockhampton Hospital yesterday afternoon.
About 1.30pm, the 38-year-old was crossing Quay St, in front of The Criterion Hotel, when he was hit by a vehicle.
One eyewitness said the pedestrian, who was in the middle of the road, had turned and looked straight at the on-coming vehicle.
Another witness said the driver, who police have identified as a 56-year-old man from Depot Hill, had been driving towards the Fitzroy St bridge underpass.
The second witness, a female, said the driver pulled up around the corner after hitting the pedestrian and went over to help the pedestrian.
She said the pedestrian had limped over to the kerb and collapsed.
The witness said others then gathered around and there was shouting.
"The other guy just punched him," she said.
Police cordoned off Quay St for almost an hour as Queensland Ambulance Service staff treated the two men, in the rain.
Only the 38-year-old man was taken to Rockhampton Hospital.
A Queensland Health spokeswoman said the man was in a stable condition at 4pm and was expected to be released last night.
A police spokeswoman said police were still investigating the incident.