Man seriously injured in hit-and-run on Coomera street

Investigations are underway after a man was struck by a car in a shocking hit and run on the Gold Coast.

The 55-year-old was riding his e-bike along Shippers Drive around 7.00pm on Wednesday, when he was hit by a vehicle from behind.

Police say the man did not see the car that struck him, and was therefore unable to provide officers with a description of the vehicle or driver, who allegedly fled the scene.


He was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital after suffering a fractured wrist, ankle, shin and hip in the incident.

The victim’s daughter has since taken to Facebook, calling for the “coward” motorist who struck her father to come forward.

“Last night, a cyclist, my father was a victim of a hit and run occurance on Shippers Dr, Coomera heading towards the Marina. Between the time of 6:00-6:30pm the speed limit is 70km on that stretch of road, he was rear ended on his bike along the corner of the road. This person did not stop and continued to drive on after the driver made contact with the bikes rear tyre. On his bike is seemingly blue/silver paint upon inspection,” Leeanne Ponte wrote alongside a photo of her injured father.

“A lovely couple were first on the scene and then a gentleman who then made contact with his family of this event. My father has sustained serious injury from this coward and is currently stable waiting for surgery.

A police spokesperson told myGC that investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information is being urged to come forward.

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