SINGLE Gold Coast mother Jessica Page has been left without a car to drive her sick two-year-old son to Brisbane for treatment after it was written off in a terrifying hit-and-run at Robina.
The 26-year-old was driving south along Robina Town Centre Drive in the rain around 6pm last Thursday when she was t-boned by a silver Honda Civic that’d failed to give way to her as she turned right at a roundabout.
Without hesitation, the driver of the Civic sped away from the scene with significant damage to the front end of their vehicle.
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Ms Page’s car was sent spinning out-of-control and so badly damaged, it was written off by the wreckers.
She’s has now been left without a vehicle in which she relies heavily upon to drive her son who suffers from a heart condition to Brisbane for treatment.
“When my car stopped spinning, I was in shock,” Ms Page said. “I got out in the pouring rain to see if the driver of the other car was okay, but they drove off and fled the scene.”
“I don’t know how they managed to drive off, or how they didn’t see me in the first place.
“I had my headlights on, I was indicating that I was turning right before I even approached the roundabout, and I was going slower in the rain, just like everyone else was except for this idiot.”
A man who witnessed the damaged Honda Civic speed off rushed to the aid Ms Page.
“By this time I had started to panic and he managed to calm me down while we waited for police. Not one other driver who saw what happened bothered to stop,” Ms Page said.
“I don’t have insurance as I’m a single mother and sole provider of a two-year-old boy with a heart condition.
“All his medical treatment is based in Brisbane plus he has been in and out of hospital constantly so I’m pretty screwed without a car to get him to crucial appointments.”
“All I want is the person responsible to do the right thing and own up so we can talk about what can be done to sort out the situation.”
Ms Page said the vehicle that hit her was a silver Honda Civic, similar to the image provided below, bearing Queensland registration containing the letters FWD.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.