Five teens injured in serious rollover on Mount Tamborine

UPDATE @ 10.00 AM | INVESTIGATIONS are underway after five teenage boys were seriously injured in a horror car rollover at Tamborine Mountain early this morning.

Police said initial investigations suggest that a vehicle was travelling east along Beacon Road around 5.40am, when the driver, a 16-year-old boy, lost control.

Upon arrival at the crash site, emergency crews located two teenagers trapped in the back seat of the vehicle.

Rescue crews frantically worked to free the two 14-year-old boy’s who were airlifted to the Queensland Children’s Hospital suffering critical head, chest and limb injuries.

The third boy seated in the back of the vehicle suffered minor injuries and was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

The 14-year-old front passenger suffered a minor shoulder injury and was also transported to Gold Coast University Hospital as a precaution.

The 16-year-old driver suffered significant head injuries and was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital where he remains in an induced coma.

Beacon Road between Main Western Road and Monte Street is currently closed, and traffic diversions are in place.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

EARLIER @ 7.10AM: FIVE teenage boys have been injured in a serious car rollover on Mount Tamborine early this morning.

Two rescue helicopters were tasked to the crash, which happened on Beacon Road around 5.45am.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said one boy is in a serious condition, one is stable and three are serious but stable.

Two boys have already been transported to Gold Coast University Hospital via ambulance, while another is expected to be airlifted shortly.

Beacon Road has been closed with Queensland Police asking motorists to avoid the area.

Forensic Crash investigators are also on scene.

FIRST @ 6.40 AM: EMERGENCY services are currently at the scene of a serious car rollover on Mount Tamborine this morning.

The single-vehicle crash happened on Beacon Road around 5.45am.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said two people remain trapped in the vehicle, with crews frantically working to free the pair.

Two rescue helicopters have also been tasked to the scene.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area and to seek alternative routes.

More to come.

Amy Shark

Gold Coast singer Amy Shark finds stowaways on tour bus

Gold Coast musician Amy Shark has described the “scary” moment she discovered two people hiding in her European tour bus.

The “I Said Hi” singer was travelling to the UK from Brussels with her crew on Sunday when they discovered the two stowaways in the luggage compartment.

“SCARY. We just found two people hiding in our tour bus, in the luggage carrier, trying to sneak across the border into the UK,” Shark wrote on Twitter.

“No idea how they got there or who they are or their plans. I didn’t think this stuff happened.”

“I’m so naive hey.”

Shark said she and her team were “okay” after the incident and that the two people walked away after they were found.

“The situation is scary. I feel for them, a very dangerous way to chase a new life,” Shark wrote.

“It’s heartbreaking but the bus is also my home when I’m on the road and I didn’t expect to find people hiding in it.”

The incident happened not long after the multi-Aria Award winner was celebrating her hit track “I Said Hi” being voted Number 5 on Triple J’s Hottest 100.

“I’m crying on the side of the road somewhere between Amsterdam and Brussels. Thank you to everyone who voted. I love you and thanks to @triplej for making my dreams come true! … again,” Shark tweeted.

“This is insane. I’ve had two top five finishes in the #Hottest100 in the last three years. Adore and I Said Hi have changed my life. Four years ago being a part of the countdown was a dream. Remember, I’m just like you, I love music and I love Triple J. Thank you for listening.”

UPDATE | Man faces court charged with murder of Gold Coast cheerleader

UPDATE at January 26 2019 | A man accused of throwing his girlfriend from the balcony of his 11th floor apartment in Southport in 2013, has faced court.

Formerly known as Daniel Shearin, the 45-year-old fronted Southport Court as Jayden Moorea on Saturday, charged with the murder of Breeana Robinson.

Moorea was arrested by Gold Coast police on Friday, almost six-year to the day since Breeana plunged to her death.

The family of the former Titans cheerleader sat in the front row of the gallery, to stare-down the man they have long believed was responsible for the 21-year-old’s death.

Moorea reportedly tried to avoid them, staring straight ahead with his arms crossed.

He was remanded in custody until February 19.

EARLIER at January 25 2019 3:25 PM | THE former boyfriend of Gold Coast cheerleader Breeana Robinson has officially been charged with her murder, six years after the 21-year-old fell to her death in Southport.

Dan Shearin, 45, was arrested on the Coast on Friday morning and charged with one count of murder, damaging evidence with intent and attempted fraud.

The Nerang man is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Ms Robinson died after she was allegedly thrown from the balcony of an 11th floor apartment complex in Southport on January 29, 2013.

FIRST at 7:00 AM (by Shanee Dobeson) | A MAN has been arrested in relation to the murder of a former Gold Coast cheerleader who fell to her death from an apartment balcony six years ago.

Breeana Robinson was just 21-years-old when police say he was allegedly thrown from the balcony of an 11th floor apartment complex in Southport on January 29, 2013.

Miss Robinson’s former boyfriend Dan Shearin, 45, was taken into custody by Homicide Squad detectives on the Gold Coast this morning.

Detective Inspector Brendan Smith of the Gold Coast District Criminal Investigation Branch said today’s arrest is the culmination of years of hard work by detectives.

“The investigative team has left no stone unturned in identifying the circumstances of Breeana’s death demonstrating the passage of time is no escape for offenders,’ he said.

“Whilst investigations are ongoing, it is hoped Breeana’s family get some small comfort in seeing someone been brought to account for her death.”s

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Shearin is expected to be charged with murder, fraud, and damaging evidence with intent later today.

“The anticipated charges directly relate to actions concerning the death of Breeana,” Qld police said.

Traffic

M1 reopened after fatal traffic incident at Reedy Creek

UPDATE @ 10.30 AM | THE northbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway have reopened following a serious traffic incident this morning.

All northbound lanes at Reedy Creek were closed around 7am after a male pedestrian was struck by a truck just after Exit 85.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene and desperately worked to save the man, however he could not be revived and was pronounced deceased.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson confirmed the truck driver was not physically uninjured.

Residual delays are still expected in the area for some time, with motorists encouraged to seek alternative routes.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services can offer counselling and support:
Lifeline 13 11 14
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Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
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Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
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MensLine Australia 1300 789 978
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EARLIER @ 7.30 AM | SEVERAL lanes of the Pacific Motorway have been closed as emergency crews respond to a serious incident involving a pedestrian and vehicle.

Police and paramedics were called to the northbound lanes of the M1 at Reedy Creek just after 7.00am following reports a person had been hit by a truck.

It’s understood the serious traffic incident happened just after Exit 85.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson confirmed to myGC that paramedics assessed a patient at the scene for critical injuries, however no transport to hospital was required.

Northbound lanes have been closed with lengthy delays expected for quite some time.

Motorists are being urged to seek alternative routes.

Cooly Rocks On is back to rock the southern Gold Coast!

It’s time to whip out your swing skirts and boof up your bouffant Gold Coasters, because Cooly Rocks On is back and promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Celebrating cars and culture from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, the annual nostalgia festival is set to rock the southern Gold Coast with an incredible live entertainment line-up, dance displays, parades, and markets.

Joining the impressive entertainment line-up is headline artist direct from Los Angeles Marcel Riesco, Australian rock’ n ‘roll icon Tony Worsley & the fabulous Blue Jays, crowd favourite A Tribute to The Delltones, the legendary Dennis Knight among many more!

This year, organisers say there are more car clubs participating in the festival than ever before, with more than 500 cars set to be on display in the iconic Coolangatta location.

CEO of Connecting Southern Gold Coast, Peter Doggett says that what is in store for 2019 is incredibly exciting.

“We listen to our festival goers and are proud that this year we can deliver the best jam-packed celebration of cars and culture to date,” he said.

“The extension in the 70’s only adds to our audience’s experience, and what we are assembling will certainly makes us a not-to-be missed festival.”

Mr Doggett says the “incredible beachside location” is what makes Cooly Rocks On so special.

“In 2018, Cooly Rocks On generated more than $6 million for the local economy, luring more than 110,000 people and generating over 34,000 visitor nights which was a major boost for the local tourism industry,” he said.

The completely FREE event is set to take over Coolangatta-Tweed from June 5 to 9, 2019.

You can head to the Cooly Rocks On event page to get the full rundown.