The hunt is on for a man who's dragged a woman behind her car that he stole, before running her over in the carpark of a Nerang shopping centre.
The 21-year-old suffered serious, but non-life-threatening, leg injuries when she tried to stop the offender at the Nerang Mall Shopping Centre on Monday afternoon.
Her red Ford Falcon was later dumped in Highland Park, with no sign of the culprit.
The woman is recovering at the Gold Coast University Hospital.
Police investigations continue.