Man fighting for life after being hit by airborne car

A MAN is fighting for his life after being hit by a car which became airborne at a Brisbane intersection.

The horror incident unfolded just before 5.30pm on Monday, whilst the 68-year-old pedestrian was waiting at an Annerley intersection.

“Preliminary information indicates two cars were involved in a collision at the intersection of Venner Road and Lagonda and Frederick streets,” Qld police said in a statement.


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“The impact caused one of the vehicles to become airborne and flip. The vehicle came to rest on its roof at the corner of Venner Road and Frederick Street, colliding with a man standing at the intersection.”

The pedestrian was trapped under the vehicle for some time before being rescued and rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with critical injuries.

The drivers of both vehicles, a 21-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man, were taken to the Mater Hospital for assessment and observation.

The woman’s passenger, a 20-year-old man, was transported to the same hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

Investigations are continuing with officers appealing for anyone with dashcam vision, or who may have witnessed the crash, to contact them.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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