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Police Release Vision Of Car Believed Involved In Christmas Hit And Run

Queensland Police have released vision of a car they believe was involved in a terrifying hit and run on Christmas Day, which saw an 18-year-old hospitalised after her car was struck from behind causing it to flip.

Ebony Rich said her life "flashed before her eyes" when she was struck behind by another vehicle while she was driving on Beerburrum Road at Elimbah in the Moreton Bay Region on Wednesday morning.

In a Facebook post sharing photos from the aftermath of the crash, Rich said the force of the collision was so strong it forced her car to flip multiple times onto the other side of the road before hitting a tree.

Ebony Rich was run off the road after her car was hit from behind by another vehicle which then sped off, police said. Image: Facebook

Rich claimed the driver of the other vehicle sped off and left her pinned inside the wreckage of her Suzuki Swift.

Witnesses at the scene rushed to help the teenager out of her car before emergency services were called and she was treated for multiple injuries.

Photos shared by Rich show her sitting in bushland near the wreckage as paramedics tend to her bloodied face.

Another photo shows her car flipped upside down in the nearby bushland.

The teenager was freed from the wreckage by passersby. Image: Facebook

Police believe the other car involved in the incident was a red Subaru Impreza which was driving with stolen number plates 373EMZ.

On Friday, investigators released dashcam vision of the car, which they believe was also seen driving "erratically" on nearby Steve Irwin Way before turning into Beerburrum Road just before the crash.

In the video, the car appears to speed in the wrong direction towards oncoming traffic before cross back behind other vehicles.

"Anyone who recognises the car or knows its current whereabouts is urged to come forward," police said.

Police believe this vehicle was involved in the crash, it was seen driving with stolen number plates. Image: Qld Police

The dashcam footage also shows the crash site as witnesses helped the teenager.

Rich was transported to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital on Wednesday where she is currently recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

"I am beyond great full for the amazing and thoughtful humans that’s saved my life today," she said on Wednesday.

"It just goes to show that you may be the safest driver on the road, but that doesn’t mean everyone else will be."

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Policelink on 131 444. 

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