Police investigate after woman and baby hit by car on busy Gold Coast road

A WOMAN and a 12-month-old boy are lucky to have escaped serious injury after being hit by a car at Benowa.

The 37-year-old woman was pushing the baby in a pram along Carrara Street when they were hit while trying to cross the busy road around five o’clock on Thursday afternoon.

Police said the woman suffered a hand injury and the baby sustained a suspected broken leg.


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The woman and child were transported in a stable condition to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.

Although left shaking in shock, police said the woman behind the wheel of the car was not physically injured.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Carrara Street is small, just 350 metres long, but provides access to the Benowa Gardens shopping centre, a Goodstart Early Learning centre and several medical facilities, including the Pindara Private Hospital.

It has numerous areas for pedestrians to safely cross along its length, including a designated zebra crossing, a refuge island, and a crossing controlled by a ‘lollipop lady’ during morning and afternoon school hours.

Pedestrians can also safely cross the road at the major intersection controlled by traffic lights at Ashmore Road.

It is not clear exactly where along Carrara Street the woman and child were struck.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to police is urged to come forward and call Police Link on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.