Girl lucky to be alive after being thrown from bonnet of moving car

A TEENAGE girl is lucky to be alive after she was thrown from the bonnet of a moving car that was allegedly being driven by a drunk driver in Sydney.

The 17-year-old was allegedly ‘skylarking’ or ‘car surfing’ on the bonnet of a Ford Falcon sedan as it travelled along Toby Crescent in Panania on Wednesday night.

Paramedics were called around 10.45pm after the girl slipped off the bonnet and slid under the car, becoming wedged under one its wheels.


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A young woman who was sitting in the front passenger seat of the car at the time told the Daily Telegraph the driver had to reverse off the girl.

“She decided to jump on the bonnet and go car-surfing then the driver of the vehicle has braked [and] she has fallen off and gone under the car,” the young woman told the publication.

“She was wedged under the car and we had to reverse back off her.”

The 17-year-old sustained a broken collarbone, ruptured lung, head lacerations and broken ribs.

She was treated at the scene paramedics before being taken to Liverpool Hospital where she remained in a stable condition on Thursday.

The driver of the car, an 18-year-old man, was allegedly drunk at the time.

He was arrested at the scene and taken to Bankstown Police Station where he was charged overnight with the low range drink-driving.

He will front Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday, August 16.