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Woman survives two accidents

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A 19-year-old woman has been hit by a drunk driver on the Gold Coast after climbing from the wreckage of an earlier car crash, escaping with non-life threatening injuries.

The woman told Queensland emergency services she had a sore back and leg after both accidents.

The woman was the passenger in a car a female friend, 18, was driving when they were hit by a Mitsubishi Magna which ran a red light at the intersection of the Gold Coast Highway and Pacific Avenue at Miami just before midnight Friday.

From the impact, the car collided with a traffic light pole and then a fence.

Despite the severity of damage to the car, the teenager climbed out a window.

The driver of the Mitsubishi fled the scene and was still on the run on Saturday afternoon.

After getting out of the wreck, the woman then attempted to cross the road.

She was then struck by a car driven by a 24-year-old man who blew more than three times the legal blood alcohol limit, Queensland Police inspector Karen Shaw said.

“She was clipped by a third vehicle, and was thrown into the air, colliding with the windscreen and falling onto the road,” she said.

Gold Coast hit and run
The woman survived both accidents. Photo: AAP