Tourists critical after being hit by car in Surfers

TWO women have been rushed to hospital in a critical condition after they were struck by a car in Surfers Paradise.

It’s understood the women, aged 40 and 77, were crossing Ferny Ave (Gold Coast Highway) near the Towers of Chevron Renaissance around 8pm on Thursday when they were hit by a dark coloured hatchback travelling south. 

The suffered a range of injuries and were rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital where they remain in a stable condition.


“Both women were transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition with what appeared to be head injuries and fractures,” a police spokesperson said.

Police said both women were from overseas.

Southbound lanes of the Gold Coast Highway were closed while the scene was examined, creating delays through the area.

Investigations by the Gold Coast Forensic Crash Unit are continuing. 

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