Koala badly injured after being hit by a car on the Gold Coast

Koala - Dominique Loudon

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A BADLY injured Koala has been rescued from the top of a tree after it was hit by a car at Hope Island. 

Fire and Rescue crews were called to Hope Island Road, near Monterey Keys Drive, around 1pm with reports a Koala had been hit by a car and was badly injured.


By the time emergency services arrived, the traumatised Koala had scaled a tree, suffering from a suspected fractured skull.

One lane of Hope Island Road was closed throughout the delicate, hour-long rescue operation.

The Koala is now in the care of Wildlife officers.

Koala - Rescued

IMAGE: Dominique Loudon SOURCE: Twitter