A WOMAN has been rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition after being hit by a car and carried on its bonnet at Tweed Heads.
The 19-year-old woman was struck by a westbound Holden Astra being driven by a 17-year-old girl on Boundary Street just before 1.30am on Good Friday.
Police said the young woman was carried on the bonnet of the vehicle for several metres before being thrown head-first into the road as the car went through a roundabout at the intersection of Hill Street.
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The woman suffered a “significant head injury” and was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital where she remains this afternoon in a critical but stable condition.
Police said the 17-year-old girl behind the wheel of the Astra kept driving before coming to a stop 300m away, on the other side of the NSW-Qld border.
Her vehicle was seized by Queensland Police and taken to a Queensland holding yard pending the issue of an interstate warrant to have it returned to NSW for mechanical examination.
The 17-year-old was breath-tested by Queensland Police before being allowed to leave the scene pending further inquiries.
Investigations by the NSW Police Force are continuing.
Investigators are urging anyone who witnessed the incident and the bystanders who rushed to the injured woman’s aid to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.