ATTACKED: Emma Coles was on a rare night out on Saturday night in Noosa with friends. She left Lagarto Lounge at about 2am when a man ran at her and rammed her like a goat, leaving her with bruises and a lump on her head from where she fell and hit the concrete.
ATTACKED: Emma Coles was on a rare night out on Saturday night in Noosa with friends. She left Lagarto Lounge at about 2am when a man ran at her and rammed her like a goat, leaving her with bruises and a lump on her head from where she fell and hit the concrete. Patrick Woods

He rammed me like a goat: Mum's horror night out

MOTHER-of-five Emma Coles says she was enjoying a rare night out with friends when she was suddenly run over by a man after leaving a Noosa nightclub.

"He rammed me like a goat," she recalled.

The 46-year-old estimated she'd left Lagarto Lounge about 2am and had started walking towards the Hastings St taxi rank when she was rammed.

She believes the man responsible had been told by a friend earlier to "leave her alone".

"No one was around. It was quite scary," Ms Coles said.

"It was completely unexpected.

"To me, it was aggressive."

She fell backwards from the impact, striking the back of her head on the concrete, and the man fell on top of her.

"I've never had that happen to me in my life," Ms Coles said.

The Mount Coolum resident said the incident had left her concussed, with a lump on her head and bruising to her face.

She said she called an ambulance and police, but had to take herself back to her friend's place in a cab, before her husband drove her to hospital the next day.

"The doctor was surprised I didn't have a fracture or any bleeding," Ms Coles said.

 

ATTACKED: Emma Coles says she was rammed walking out of a Noosa nightclub on the weekend.
ATTACKED: Emma Coles says she was rammed walking out of a Noosa nightclub on the weekend. Facebook

A former New York resident, Ms Coles said she didn't "get out very often" and was very reluctant to go out again now, even to dinner with friends, rattled by the attack.

"He just came at me... it was out of the blue, really strange," she said.

She reported the incident to police and hoped nearby CCTV footage, or any witnesses, could assist police with their investigations.

Lagarto Lounge manager Paul Mondot said his security guards working that night had no knowledge of any incident near the venue, but he would be happy to hand over CCTV footage to police if it helped with their investigations.

Noosa Police confirmed the incident had been reported to them and further investigations were being made.


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