Deadly weekend on Gold Coast roads

Skateboarder and pedestrian killed

Deadly weekend on Gold Coast roads

Off duty nurses tried desperately to save an elderly man after he was hit by a car in Broadbeach yesterday.

The 78-year-old sustained a nasty head injury after getting struck by the vehicle, drive by a teenage girl, as it turned onto Old Burleigh Rd from Albert Avenue around 10am.

He was rushed to hospital by paramedics but sadly passed away a few hours later.

The Forensic Crash Unit's looking into the incident and investigators are calling for anyone who witnessed the crash to get in touch with police.

Meantime, a man in his 40s has died a week after falling off his skateboard in Pimpama.

He suffered a critical head injury in the fall on Aspect St last Sunday, and passed away in hospital over the weekend.