Teen critically hurt in horror ‘car surfing’ accident

A TEENAGE boy has been airlifted to hospital following a horror ‘car surfing’ accident in central NSW.

The 19-year-old is lucky to be alive after being run over in the tiny country town of Hillston, 100km north of Griffith, around 2am on Sunday.

Police said he and another young man were ‘surfing’ on the bonnet of a moving car when they told the driver, who was allegedly drunk, to stop.


As the driver slowed, the 19-year-old slipped off the bonnet and rolled under the vehicle’s wheels, police said.

The teen sustained multiple critical injuries and was flown to Orange Base Hospital where he remains this morning in a serious condition.

The driver, a 21-year-old Canadian man, was arrested after failing a roadside breath test.

He later returned an alleged breath analysis reading of 0.104 and was charged with mid-range drink driving.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to call Griffith Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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