A 19-year-old man has been charged following a suspected hit-and-run that left writer Julian Ruck seriously hurt.
Mr Ruck, 59, is in a critical but stable condition after suffering head and leg injuries during an incident at 19:40 BST on Saturday on New Street, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire.
The man is charged with driving without due care and attention and failing to stop and report a road collision.
He will appear at Llanelli Magistrates' Court on 5 November.
Mr Ruck is the author of four books and a columnist for local newspapers.