The NSW government is warning about taking up the “illegal and dangerous” activity of car-surfing after an incident this week saw a teenage girl hospitalised.
The 17-year-old was left badly injured after falling from the bonnet of a moving car in Panania on Wednesday night, suffering a broken collarbone alongside head and hip injuries, AAP reports.
Transport for NSW executive director Bernard Carlon today issued a warning on car-surfing.
"Under no circumstances should people take part in these kinds of illegal and dangerous activities," he said in a statement.
"It leaves them extremely vulnerable as they are completely unprotected - especially if they fall or are hit by a vehicle."
Transport for NSW statistics revealed between 2012 and 2016, three people were killed and 130 were injured "while riding in or on a car in a non-seating/non-goods area position."
Following the incident on Wednesday night, the 18-year-old male driver of the Ford Falcon sedan was arrested at the scene and taken to Bankstown Police Station.
He was charged with low range drink driving and was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice to appear in Court in August.