Police search for clues in Tweed hit and run

POLICE are desperately searching for clues after a man was seriously injured in a hit and run in Tweed Heads on Sunday.

Officers were called to the Pacific Highway off ramp at Kennedy Drive around 6:30am following reports that a pedestrian had been hit by a car.

Initial reports sggest the 26-year-old Banora Point man was walking alongside the road about 5.30am when he was struck by a Toyota Hilux.


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The driver of the Hilux is accused of fleeing the scene without stopping to help the man.

It wasn’t until an hour later that he was spotted by a walker who called emergency services.

He was taken to the Gold Coast Hospital in a serious condition. His injuries are not considered life threatening.

About 11.20am a 32-year-old Tweed Heads man attended Tweed Heads Police Station.

He was interviewed by police and charged with dangerous driving cause grievous bodily harm, fail to stop and render assistance, and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He was granted bail and will appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 1 December.

Police from North Coast Crash Investigation Unit are conducting investigations into the incident and urge anyone who witnessed the crash or anyone with information to contact them via Crime Stoppers.

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