Youth may have been car surfing

A BANORA Point teenager injured on Saturday when he fell off the back of a moving vehicle may have been ‘car surfing’, police say.

Police were yesterday investigating reports of youths car surfing in and around Banora Point just before the 17-year-old fell off the back of a car and hit his head on the road.

Car surfing involves a person standing on a vehicle while it is in motion.

“We did have reports of youths car surfing in and around Botanical Circuit with a different car just before the incident occurred,” Sgt Rob Taylor said.

“There are no witnesses to the event in question however.

“We’re still investigating and waiting to speak with the injured teenager, the driver of the vehicle and anyone else who may have been involved.”

The incident occurred when the unknown car pulled up near the teenager and a group of friends.

As the vehicle started driving away from the group, the teenager jumped on the back; however, as the car gained speed, he lost his grip and fell backwards, striking his head and briefly losing consciousness.

Admitted to Gold Coast Hospital’s ICU he is no longer listed as critical.

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