An 83-year-old woman was seriously injured after the car she was driving plunged six metres from a second floor car park in Tweed Heads yesterday.
Police say that around 11.45am yesterday (Wednesday), the woman was attempting to leave the car park of a shopping centre in Tweed Heads when she was involved in a minor collision with another vehicle.
She drove on at speed and crashed through the safety barrier, plummeting six metres, continued to drive forward for another 100 metres before crashing into an outdoor barbecue area and coming to a stop.
She was helped out of the vehicle by members of the public and was taken by ambulance paramedics for treatment.
She remains in a critical condition at Tweed Heads Intensive Care Unit.
Police are investigating the circumstances of the crash.