Kadina schoolies hit by car

TWO Kadina High School students were recovering from serious injuries in Gold Coast Hospital yesterday after they were hit by a car during their schoolies celebrations.

Tia Lumley-Mancell, 18, and David Whitelock, 17, were walking on a pedestrian crossing on Main Beach Pde, at Main Beach near Surfers Paradise, on Monday night when they were hit.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said paramedics were called to the incident at 8.30pm and found both teenagers had head injuries.

Tia, of Lismore, and David, of Corndale, were taken to Gold Coast Hospital.

A Queensland Police spokesman at 6.30pm yesterday said the teenage male was still in the hospital's intensive care unit in a stable but critical condition.

The spokesman said the woman was in a stable condition, had regained consciousness and was responsive.

Her injuries were non-life threatening, he said.

"Initial investigations suggest speed was not a factor in this incident," the spokesman said.

The 19-year-old driver of the car had not been charged.

It was believed Tia and David were staying at Main Beach with about 20 Kadina High School students to celebrate Schoolies.

 



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