Tweed/Byron Police are appealing for the driver of a vehicle involved in a pedestrian collision at Tweed Heads overnight to come forward.

Police were called to Kennedy Drive shortly before 8.30pm responding to reports a man was running in front of cars.

Witnesses told police the 21-year-old man deliberately ran into a line of westbound vehicles and was struck by a vehicle described as being similar to a Subaru Forrester 4WD, either silver or silver-grey in colour.

The vehicle continued west and witnesses rendered first aid to the man who had sustained head and neck injuries.

The man, from Bilambil Heights, was taken by ambulance to Tweed Hospital in a serious condition. He has since been transferred to the Gold Coast Hospital.

Tweed/Byron Duty Officer, Inspector Greg Jago, said a number of independent witnesses had already made statements to investigators.

“All witnesses have indicated the young man ran in front of the vehicles,” Insp Jago said.

“We believe three cars were able to avoid the man, however, the fourth vehicle struck the man and continued.

“At this stage there is no evidence that the driver of the Forrester was at fault, but we do need the driver and any occupants to provide a statement so the circumstances surrounding the incident are clarified.”

Anyone with information about the vehicle or incident is urged to contact Tweed Heads Police on 07 5536 0999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.