Child in ‘serious condition’ after being hit by car on the Gold Coast

A little girl has been rushed to hospital in a serious condition after being hit by a car on the Gold Coast.

It’s understood the 11-year-old was struck outside a house on Melissa Street, near the intersection of Prewett Street, at Upper Coomera just after 8am.

It’s believed she was getting ready to head off to school when she was hit.

She was seriously injured and taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.

Truck driver attacked by road raging men armed with axe and chain

Police are hunting two men who allegedly attacked a truck driver with an axe and chain in a road rage incident in Melbourne’s north last month.

Police said the terrifying scenes played out along Edgars Road in Epping at around 6.40am on Friday 29 April.

Investigators say a light coloured Ford overtook a truck and, while in front of the heavy vehicle, allegedly repeatedly slammed on its brakes.

The two vehicles stopped at the intersection with Cooper Street where it’s alleged the driver of the Ford produced an axe. The truck driver drove off but was followed by the car, police said.

When the truck stopped at the next set of lights, the driver of the car allegedly got out and repeatedly struck the truck with the axe.

His passenger also exited the vehicle armed with a chain and both men attacked the driver of the truck.

Police said the driver, a 39-year-old man, managed to drive off, seriously injured, and the occupants of the Ford fled the scene.

The driver of the Ford has been described as male, 30-40 years old and unshaven and with brown spiky hair and acne scars. His passenger is believed to be younger and possibly bald.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to

Woman dies in hospital after being hit by car in Newcastle

A woman has died after being hit by hit by a car in Newcastle on Saturday morning.

Police say the 44-year-old was struck by a Mazda 3 sedan being driven by a 39-year-old man while crossing First Avenue in South Cardiff, around 13 kilometres west of Newcastle’s CBD.

She was rushed to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition where she sadly succumbed to her injuries and died shortly after arriving.

The driver of the Mazda, who stopped and assisted the woman before emergency services arrived, was taken to hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

As investigations in the accident continue, police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.

Two kids and their grandparents killed in horror South Australia crash

UPDATE 6.20PM: Two young children and their two grandparents have been killed in a horrific crash between a truck and a car in South Australia.

The devastating accident happened on the Augusta Highway just south of the town of Crystal Brook, around 200km north of Adelaide, just after midday on Sunday.

Two little girls, aged just five and ten years old, were killed along with their grandmother and grandfather, aged 69 and 70, when the car they were in, which was towing a caravan, collided head-on with a truck at high speed.

Both the car and caravan were ripped apart upon impact, scattering debris across the highway and killing the four members of the same family instantly.

The driver of the truck was seriously injured and trapped in the wreckage for some time after his heavy vehicle flipped onto its side in the collision.

He was eventually freed and airlifted to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening head and leg injuries.

Three other passengers travelling in the truck escaped serious injury.

EARLIER 5.25PM: Four people are feared to have been killed in a horrific crash between a car and a truck in South Australia.

The two vehicles collided on the Augusta Highway near the intersection with Heaslip Road, south of the town of Crystal Brook, around 200km north of Adelaide just after 12.30pm on Sunday.

Photos of the horrific crash site uploaded to social media show scenes of complete devastation.

A man aged in his 40s, believed to have been the driver of the truck, was seriously injured and trapped in the wreckage for a short time before being released.

He has been flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment to serious head and leg injuries.

Another man and two women, believed to have also been aged in their 40s and travelling in the truck, escaped serious injury and have been taken to the Port Pirie Hospital for observation.

There are fears two adults and two children travelling inside the car have been killed.

Police are yet to release any details on the incident.

The highway remains closed with Major Crash Investigators still on the scene.

WATCH: Stolen car leads cops on two hour long chase through SE Qld

Police have released dramatic vision of stolen vehicle leading officers on a high speed pursuit through Brisbane, Logan and Ipswich on Saturday night.

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Police say the stolen vehicle had been involved in a number of dangerous driving incidents across Brisbane before coming to the attention of officers in Logan at around 10.45pm.

PolAir started tracking the vehicle from above as it allegedly lead ground units on a wild two-hour chase across the south and north side of Brisbane.

PHOTO: Supplied by PolAir

PHOTO: Supplied by PolAir

It’s alleged the vehicle sped through several red lights and on the wrong side of busy streets and major motorways before entering Ipswich around 12.50am and striking a tyre deflation device on the Centenary Highway at Yamanto.

Police said the vehicle continued to drive on its rims along Ipswich-Boonah Road before eventually coming to a stop around 1.15am.

PHOTO: Supplied by PolAir

PHOTO: Supplied by PolAir

Two men, aged 21 and 24, were arrested and taken into custody.

They were still assisting police with their enquiries on Sunday afternoon.

Fortunately, no one was injured during the chase.