Woman found with life-threatening head injury on Gold Coast driveway

| 22.02,19. 06:22 PM |


Woman found with life-threatening head injury on Gold Coast driveway

A nurse is fighting for her life after being found unconscious in the driveway of her home on Queensland's Gold Coast with a mysterious life-threatening head injury, police say.

A neighbour discovered the 37-year-old lying motionless at the property in Callistemon Court in Arundel just before 7:00pm on Thursday.

She was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital where she is on life support.

Police said the woman's injuries were consistent with severe blunt force trauma or a serious car accident.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith said the prognosis was poor.

"The injuries are not visible — they are not what you expect — but medical advice at this point would suggest that is consistent with blunt force trauma or the sort of injury you would get in a traffic accident — that's how significant it is," he said.

He said the woman was in the process of packing her belongings ahead of a move to far north Queensland.

"It would appear that she is a single woman living alone," Detective Inspector Smith said.

"It was her mother's premises but she recently passed away herself, so she was in the process of packing that up herself and moving into a new life."

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

"Realistically we have got no idea how these injuries occurred," Detective Inspector Smith said.

"It may be as simple as some sort of accident, but we don't know and it is best to err on the side of caution and make sure we have got everything in place just in case."


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