Woman run over by her own car in Nerang

A woman has had her car stolen from the car park of a shopping mall in Nerang, before being run over by the thief behind the wheel.

She has told Police he took her red Ford Falcon from the mall located at the corner of New and Cayuga Streets at around 4:00PM on Monday.

The 21-year-old spotted her vehicle being driven towards the exit of the car park.  She made it to the passenger’s side door which she managed to open.


The man continued to drive while the car’s owner was partially inside, dragging her along for a short time. The man then slammed on the brakes, causing her to fall.

The vehicle has driven over the woman’s leg and collided with another car on New Street before driving off at speed towards Gilston Road.

The vehicle was found abandoned in Balfour Crescent in Highland Park around 4.20pm.

The 21-year-old woman has serious leg injuries and was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.