Two girls hit by car while crossing road

POLICE are investigating a serious traffic crash at Benowa last night where two pedestrians were struck by a car.

Initial investigations suggest at around 7.45pm two females have attempted to cross Ashmore Road when they have been hit by an eastbound vehicle.

A 17-year-old woman sustained a serious head injury and a 16-year-old girl was also injured. Both were transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

The driver of the vehicle a 49-year-old woman was also treated for minor cuts resulting from a smashed windscreen.

She was also transported to hospital.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.