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Hit-and-run driver charged in Tweed

A 32-year-old Tweed Heads man has been charged following a hit-and-run accident at Tweed Heads on Sunday morning.

Police said a 26-year-0ld Banora Point man was walking alongside the Pacific Highway off ramp at Kennedy Drive when he was struck by a Toyota Hilux around 5.30am.

The driver of the Hilux allegedly failed to stop to render assistance.

The man was found by a passerby an hour later and emergency services were called.

He was taken by Ambulance to the Gold Coast Hospital in a serious condition. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

About 11.20am on Sunday, a 32-year-old Tweed Heads man attended Tweed Heads police station.

He was interviewed by police and charged with dangerous driving cause grievous bodily harm, fail to stop and render assistance, and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He was granted bail and will appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 1 December 2014.

Police from North Coast Crash Investigation Unit are conducting investigations into the incident and urge anyone who witnessed the crash or anyone with information to contact them via Crime Stoppers.


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