Motorcyclist charged after teen struck in Surfers Paradise

UPDATE | An unlicenced motorcyclist has now been charged after allegedly hitting a teenage girl in Surfers Paradise before fleeing the scene.

Police had ordered the rider to pull over on Ferny Ave just before 4pm on Tuesday afternoon.

But the motorcyclist lost control, hitting a 16-year-old girl who was waiting to cross the road at Peninsula Drive.


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The rider fled the scene but officers caught up with him a short time later near the Nerang River before he was taken into custody.

The 23-year-old Labrador man has now been charged with fail to comply to with requirement to stop vehicle, fail to comply with duties of a driver involved in crash, driving a motor vehicle without a licence and obstruct police officer.

He is due to face  Southport Magistrates Court on May 17.

The teenage girl was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition with a head injury.

EARLIER by Lucy Rees | A teenage girl has been hit by a motorbike rider in Surfers Paradise.

Emergency Services were called to the scene on the corner of Ferny Avenue and Peninsular Drive, after the girl was struck just before 4pm.

Queensland Police say just prior to the incident the motorbike rider was asked to stop by two on-foot police officers, however, he ignored them and took off.

He struck the young girl while evading the police officers as she was waiting at the traffic lights.

The 24-year-old rider fled the scene, however, was tracked down by police nearby and arrested.

Paramedics treated the young girl for a head injury and have since taken her to Gold Coast University Hospital.

She is thankfully in a stable condition.