13 Apr 2010

Woman in coma after beer bottle thrown from car

4:07 pm on 13 April 2010

A woman struck in the face by a glass beer bottle thrown from a passing car is in an induced coma in Tauranga Hospital.

Police say the 65-year-old was walking on Domain Road in Papamoa just after 8.15am on Saturday.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner says the impact of the partially-full bottle has left the woman with horrific facial injuries.

Mr Turner says it is a senseless act against an innocent victim and although some witnesses have spoken to police, more information from the public is urgently needed.

Police believe four people were in the car.