Girl, 4, hospitalised after hit and run in Byron Bay

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl is recovering in hospital after she was hit by a car in a shocking hit and run at Byron Bay on Saturday morning.

Police say the young girl was walking along Lighthouse Road near the Cape Byron lighthouse with her parents at around 6:30am (AEDT) when she was struck and, as a result of the impact, thrown down an embankment.

The youngster sustained a suspected leg fracture and was rushed to Brisbane Children’s Hospital where she remains in a stable condition.


Officers quickly initiated a search for the female driver who fled the scene in a blue coloured sedan, possibly a Volvo or Mercedes.

The suspect vehicle was later located and a 27-year-old woman was arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station for questioning.

She was later charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving causing grievous bodily harm and fail to stop and assist after impact causing grievous bodily harm.

The woman was granted conditional bail and will appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on Thursday, February 17.

The woman’s license was also suspended.