Woman fights for life, baby injured after being run over on Gold Coast street

A WOMAN in her 70s is fighting for her life in hospital this evening after being run over by a car while pushing a pram across a Gold Coast street.

It happened on Dunlin Drive at Burleigh Waters around 11.30am on Tuesday.

Police said the 70-year-old woman was pushing a pram carrying a baby boy across the road when she was struck by a vehicle being driven by an 86-year-old man as he turned off Christine Avenue.


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The woman sustained life-threatening head injuries and was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital, where police say she remains this evening in a critical condition.

While the pram was not struck by the car, police said it was knocked over during the incident.

Thankfully, however, the child escaped with only minor injuries.

Police said the infant was treated by paramedics at the scene.

The 86-year-old Burleigh Waters man who was driving the car was not physically injured in the collision.

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

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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Most 86 year olds are not capable of driving a motor vehicle. Their visions is impaired for starters. This is a selfish act that has had dire consequences. He should be ashamed and hand his license in. All drivers above 70 should face tougher restrictions, just as young drivers are, and be tested every 5 years.