Teenage cyclist lucky to be alive after being hit by car

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl is recovering in hospital, remarkably with only minor injuries, after she was trapped under a car after being struck by the vehicle while riding her bike.

Queensland Ambulance Service senior operations manager Martin Kelly said the crash happened about 6.15pm on Friday on FE Walker St.

Luckily for the girl, an off-duty QAS manager came had been travelling just two cars behind the car which struck the girl and was able to immediately offer assistance before emergency service crews arrived.

Mr Kelly said the girl had been dragged a short distance under the car and was having difficulties breathing as she was pinned underneath the small car.

The off-duty QAS staff member and other members of the public used a car jack to lift the car off the girl so she could breath before she was taken to Bundaberg Hospital. 

Mr Kelly said those quick actions undoubtedly saved her life.

"She is very lucky to be alive," he said.

"This morning (Saturday) she is up and walking around the ward and in a stable condition.

"She is still in hospital, not because she's injured, but because she should be."

The driver of the car was shaken but uninjured.

Police investigations are still ongoing but it's believed the girl did not have any lights on her bike. 



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