The Courier-Mail

MUM FIGHTS FOR HER LIFE

Ex-bikie accused of assault after crash

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do for her,” Mr Harding said. “She was laying upside-down inside the car with her legs through the steering wheel. She was gasping pretty badly by then. I think she was in dire straits. Coming in and out of consciousn­ess.

“We couldn’t do much for her at that stage until the ambulance officers arrived. We just tried to reassure her.”

The woman was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital, which confirmed she was in a critical condition last night.

Police allege Patea fled the scene after stealing a council worker’s Isuzu dual-cab ute that was parked nearby.

By 9.30am, police confirmed the former Bandido had turned himself in to Coomera Police Station, pulling up in the carpark with what appeared to be severe self-inflicted puncture wounds to his chest and neck.

A Queensland ambulance spokeswoma­n said the man was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.

Patea, who was previously the alleged Bandidos Sergeant-at-Arms, was embroiled in the Broadbeach riot. He pleaded guilty to a public nuisance charge.

Macquarie Ave remained in lockdown yesterday as police worked to piece together the events that led to vehicle debris being spread 50m along the quiet suburban Gold Coast road.

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