Gold Coast man faces drink-drive charge over death of elderly pedestrian, 83

A man has been charged with drink driving after allegedly hitting an elderly pedestrian who later died in hospital.

Mar 04, 2024, updated Mar 04, 2024

Police allege the man was driving a black Mazda hatchback in Tugun, on the southern Gold Coast, when he struck the 83-year-old woman on Saturday night.

The 30-year-old allegedly left the scene but was found by police inside his car outside a Currumbin home a short distance away from the crash.

The pedestrian, who was visiting from overseas, was rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition and died on Sunday night.

The Currumbin man has been charged with mid-range drink driving and will face Coolangatta Magistrates Court on March 25.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the crash to come forward.

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