Both parents were injured when they attempted to stop the car being driven away from a service station.

A Queensland couple lived every parent’s worst nightmare when their family car was allegedly stolen from a service station on Christmas Day — with their two young children still in the back seat.

Footage shows the terrifying moment the family car is driven away from a service station in Beenleigh just before 5pm on Monday.

A man is shown in the video running at the car and entering the driver’s side door, just as the mother exits the car.

The alleged carjacker then drives away, injuring both parents as they attempt to stop him.

The two children were found unharmed a short time late at a service station in Cornubia, about 10 minute drive from where the car was taken.

Queensland Police say the man has yet to be found and said he allegedly assaulted a 26-year-old woman as he attempted to steal another car earlier the same day at a service station on City Rd before a passer-by came to her aid.

Police have charged a 20-year-old woman from Holmview in connection to the alleged Christmas Day carjacking.

She was charged with multiple offences including assault occasioning bodily harm and two counts each of unlawful entry of a vehicle.

She is due to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrate’s Court on January 25.

Extracted in full from:–c-13044319