Woman flees stolen car crash by threatening passing driver at knifepoint

The woman involved in a stolen car crash on the Gold Coast on Thursday morning is now believed to have threatened another driver at knifepoint to help her get away.

A stolen grey 2015 BMW 318i sedan was travelling east along Smith Street around 9.30 am, when it collided with a tree and a concrete barrier, causing it to flip onto its roof.

The female driver was able to get out of the vehicle before a ute pulled over to assist her.


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Police are now investigating reports that the woman threatened the ute driver, a 55-year-old Ashmore man, at knifepoint, to help her get away.

Investigators say the man drove her to the intersection of Smith Street and Pacific Pines Boulevard, where the woman then got out and fled.

She’s being described as being in her mid-20s, with long black hair, wearing all grey and carrying a duffle bag.

The man was luckily uninjured in the incident.

Investigations are continuing, with anyone with information being urged to come forward.

The BMW was stolen around 3.15 pm on July 12 from a home in Springwood.

Earlier article: Driver on the run after rolling stolen car on Gold Coast