Man charged over alleged hit and run on the Gold Coast

A 22-year-old man has been charged with allegedly hitting another man with his car at Currumbin Waters on Saturday.

The victim, a 21-year-old man from Burleigh Heads, was walking across Guineas Creek Road when he was struck about 6.30am.

He was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital suffering multiple breaks to both legs, a dislocated shoulder and other serious injuries.


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Police say the injured man was part of a group of four men who allegedly became involved in an altercation with the alleged driver at a service station early Saturday morning.

“It will be alleged there was a verbal altercation between one man and four other men at a service station on Guineas Creek Road, during which time the man produced a machete and threatened the men before leaving in a white Subaru Liberty sedan and driving to a nearby Currumbin Waters address,” police said.

“It will be further alleged the man was followed to this address by the four men. The men attended the unit complex briefly before turning around and returning to their car which was parked nearby.

“Police will allege that the white Subaru Liberty struck one of the four men, a 21-year-old Burleigh Heads man as he was walking across Guineas Creek Road.”

Following investigations, a 22-year-old Currumbin Waters man was arrested and charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and going armed to cause fear.

He is due to appear at the Southport Magistrates Court today.

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