Fail to stop crash - Tweed Heads

Friday, 14 April 2017 12:48:40 PM

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash in the state’s north.

About 1.20am (Friday 14 April 2017), a 19-year-old woman was struck by a westbound Holden Astra which was travelling west on Boundary Street, Tweed Heads.

The woman was carried on the bonnet of the vehicle for a number of metres before falling off as the car negotiated a roundabout at the intersection with Hill Street.

She struck her head on the roadway, sustaining a significant head injury.

Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics attended. The woman was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital where she remains in a critical but stable condition.

The driver of the Astra, a 17-year-old girl, kept driving, entering Queensland, before stopping 300m from the collision site.

Officers from NSW Police Crash Investigation Unit attended and examined the scene.

The driver was breath tested by Queensland Police before being permitted to leave the scene pending further inquiries.

Her vehicle was seized and was taken to a Queensland holding yard pending the issue of an interstate warrant to have it returned to NSW for mechanical examination.

Inquiries are continuing and any witnesses are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A number are people are understood to have come to the woman’s aid immediately after the incident.

Police would particularly urge these people to come forward to assist with the investigation.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.