Man accidentally drives over woman lying under his car at music festival

A WOMAN is recovering in a Gold Coast hospital after being run over at a music festival in northern NSW.

Police are investigating the incident which they say took place at a dance party on Shara Boulevard at Ocean Shores, around 10 kilometres north of Byron Bay, just after 1am on Saturday.

The 22-year-old woman was reportedly lying under a Nissan ute when a man started the engine and began to drive off. Police said the vehicle drove over the woman, crushing her.


She was treated by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Police said the woman was transported in a stable condition.

Officers attached to the Richmond Crash Investigation Unit are investigating.