A woman has suffered serious injuries after being dragged several hundred metres in a frightening alleged carjacking in Brisbane’s Woolloongabba overnight.
Police said the woman and a man parked their blue Mitsubishi Lancer in the Buranda Shopping Centre carpark outside Nando’s restaurant around 7pm last night.
The man then went inside to collect food, leaving the car running while the woman waited in the front passenger seat.
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Just seconds later, police allege a random man jumped into the driver’s seat before speeding off.
“The man allegedly pushed the woman out of the vehicle causing the woman to be dragged for several hundred metres while the car drove erratically before crashing into a brick retaining wall outside a church in O’Keefe Street,” Qld police said.
Officers rushed to the scene, where an 18-year-old man was immediately taken into custody.
The 22-year-old woman was treated for serious injuries before being transported to hospital, where she remains.
The man has since been charged with unlawful entry of a motor vehicle, robbery with violence, dangerous operation of a vehicle causing grievous bodily harm, deprivation of liberty and unlicensed driving.
He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.
Detectives are now appealing for anyone with dashcam footage of the Buranda Shopping Centre between 5pm and 7pm last night to come forward.
They’re also asking anyone who witnessed the incident or noticed a man acting suspiciously in the area to contact them. The man is described as aboriginal in appearance, curly hair in a ‘man bun’ style, black shorts, black T-shirt and a black, white and red hoodie.