Man in critical condition after fight in Southport

A VERBAL altercation has turned into a physical one in Southport, leaving one man critical in hospital. 

Police say around 7pm on the corner of Queen and Scarborough streets, a man became involved in a verbal argument with a group of men. 

The man and another man from the group went outside into the carpark and began physically fighting.

During the fight, the man has collapsed to the ground and the other man fled the scene on foot.

The man was taken to Gold Coast Hospital in a critical condition.

Police are investigating.