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Two teens hospitalised after car slammed into tree on the Gold Coast

Two teenagers have been hospitalised after a car crash on the Gold Coast overnight.

The pair were travelling along Tamborine Oxenford Road just before midnight, when their car lost control and hit a tree.

Multiple ambulance crews were called to the scene, including Critical Care Paramedics.

A woman in her late teens suffered chest and pelvic pain, while a man in his late teens was trapped in the vehicle and sustained chest pain.

Two fire fighter crews were called to the scene, where they had to cut away one of the car doors to free the man.

Queensland Fire and Ambulance confirmed that both people were out of the car by 12.40am.

Paramedics then rushed them both to the Gold Coast University Hospital in stable conditions.

WATCH: Pub patron fights off machete-wielding robber

UPDATE at 1:15 PM | POLICE have released incredible CCTV vision of the moment a pub patron fought-off a machete-wielding robber during a terrifying hold-up at a Gold Coast tavern overnight.

A balaclava-clad man burst into the pokie room at the Mermaid Beach Tavern, wielding a large machete about 12.45am on Friday and demanded money from the 37-year-old female staffer.

As the woman went to open the till, a 29-year-old male patron crept up behind the armed offender, picked up a stool and smashed it over his head.

Police said a struggle broke out, during which the patron hurled a pot plant at the man, causing him to drop his weapon, before chasing him out the door.

The patron allegedly crashed tackled the offender outside the pub, causing him to drop the $1500 he’d just stolen.

Police are still searching for the offender, who remains on the run after fleeing the scene.

The entire ordeal was captured on the Tavern’s security cameras.

Pub patron foils armed hold-up

#WATCH: This is the moment a pub patron fought off a machete-wielding thief during a terrifying hold-up in the pokie room of a #GoldCoast tavern overnight.The patron picked up a pokie stool & slogged the masked man over the head with it, before attacking him with a pot plant and chasing him out the door | MORE HERE: http://bit.ly/2Nxl7f0

Posted by Gold Coast Weather & News Together on Thursday, 4 July 2019

FIRST at 7:50 AM | A PUB patron and a woman, believed to be a bartender, have wrestled a machete-wielding robber during a frightening hold-up at a Gold Coast tavern.

It’s alleged a masked man armed with a machete entered the Mermaid Beach Tavern via a back door about 12.45am on Friday and demanded money from a 37-year-old female staffer.

Police said as the woman went to open the till, a 29-year-old male patron crept up behind the offender and struck him over the head with a bar stool.

The offender stumbled backwards and struck out with the machete, police said, before again demanding money from the female worker, who complied.

After snatching a stash of cash from the woman, the masked man allegedly tried fleeing but was again confronted by the male patron.

During a struggle, the offender allegedly dropped the machete and ran out the back door with the money.

Police said both the female staffer and the pub patron gave chase and managed to wrestle the money from the man, who ended up fleeing the scene empty-handed.

Thankfully, neither the employee or the patron was physically injured during the incident.

Police are now still for the offender, described as being Caucasian and aged between 45 and 50 with a large build, balding brown hair shaven and a large nose.

He spoke with an Australian accent and was wearing a black hooded jumper, black track pants and a black balaclava at the time.

Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward.

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You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Cold Shiver

Gold Coasters wake to blustery morning

GOLD Coasters have woken to a blustery morning as the city is buffeted by strong southeasterly winds.

It was 19.9C at the Seaway at 6.30am, but with fresh onshore winds gusting at near 60km/h, it felt more like 13C.

Winds have been gusting at more than 50km/h since about 11pm last night.

The mercury is forecast to peak at around 23C in Surfers, Nerang and Coomera today – 22C at Coolangatta.

RELATED: Large and powerful surf conditions

It’ll be cooler again tomorrow though, with tops of just 21C forecast right across the Coast.

A strong wind warning is current for the Coast from Mackay to the NSW border.

A Hazardous Surf Warning has also been issued and will extend into the weekend.

Barty unburdened by Wimbledon pressure

UPDATE at 9:30 AM | Revelling in her new role as world No.1, Ashleigh Barty is embracing the chance to thwart Serena Williams’ latest quest for tennis history by joining the American great in the record books.

Shunning the supposed pressure of being top seed at a grand slam for the first time, Barty led Australia’s batch of big guns into the second round of Wimbledon with a nerveless display on day two of the championships.

Alex de Minaur, Nick Kyrgios and US Open quarter-finalist John Millman also safely progressed to give Australia six first-round winners in total.

But it was the new queen of women’s tennis who impressed most, Barty sweeping past Zheng Saisai 6-4 6-2 to extend her winning streak to 13 matches.

A day after a teary Naomi Osaka crashed out and claimed she’d prefer not to be No.1 and carry all the pressure, Barty needed only 76 minutes to advance.

“Came into it thinking kind of like Hakuna Matata; just relax and go for it. Really nice to come in here, get stuck into that first match,” Barty said.

Barty is the seventh different women’s world No.1 since Williams last held top spot before taking maternity leave after her winning her 23th grand slam crown while pregnant at the 2017 Australian Open.

But while Osaka was crippled with anxiety by her lofty status, Barty said she was “loving every minute of it”.

“For me (being No.1), it’s a little bit irrelevant,” she said.

“The only pressure I have is what I put on myself, making sure I’m doing all the right things, preparing in the right way.

“Just play each match as it comes. There’s certainly no extra stresses on any match.

“As for Naomi, I can’t really comment on what she says. We’ve had an incredible year. To be where we are is really exciting. Loving every minute.”

A 24th major for Williams, who lost last year’s final to Angelique Kerber, would draw the 37-year-old level with Barty’s legendary compatriot Margaret Court on the all-time grand slam singles leaderboard.

If it was Barty who stopped the American in 2019 and then went on to raise the Venus Rosewater Dish on Saturday week, the 23-year-old Queenslander would need to join Williams as only the second woman since the turn of the century to complete the French Open-Wimbledon double.

“Shows just how exceptionally hard it is,” Barty said of the transition from clay to grass.

“For me, it’s a possibility, but it’s certainly not something we’re thinking about.

“It’s about going match by match, trying to do the best that I can in every single tennis match that we play here.

“If we can give ourselves the opportunity, that would be great.”

Barty’s more immediate task is beating Belgium’s world No.58 Alison Van Uytvanck on Thursday.

De Minaur also marched into the second round without dropping a set, the 25th seed casting aside 2018 French Open semi-finalist Marco Cecchinato 6-0 6-4 7-6 (7-5).

Kyrgios set up a Centre Court blockbuster with Rafael Nadal after denying his former junior doubles partner Jordan Thompson 7-6 (7-4) 3-6 7-6 (12-10) 0-6 6-1 in an epic all-Australian first-round encounter.

Millman hammered Bolivian Hugo Dellien 6-2 6-3 6-4.

But Bernard Tomic, Matt Eben, Samantha Stosur and Arina Rodionova all followed Thompson out the exit gates.

© AAP 2019

FIRST at 6:00 AM | ASHLEIGH Barty’s has successfully negotiated her debut match as world No.1 with a straight sets victory over China’s Zheng Saisai to book her spot in the second round of Wimbledon.

With her new status as the top player in the women’s game – the first Australian to do so since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1976 – Barty opened proceedings on the new-look No.1 showcourt on Tuesday.

She was made to work at times for her 6-4 6-2 win against the world No.33, particularly in the opening set, but closed out the win in efficient manner in just under 90 minutes.

It was the French Open champion’s 13th successive victory and her 37th of what has become a stellar year for the 23-year-old Queenslander.

Barty will now play Alison van Uytvanck, the Belgian world No.54 for a place in the third round on Thursday.

Van Uytvanck reached the fourth round at the All England last year beating 2017 champion Garbine Muguruza along the way and will present a tricky test for the in-form Barty.

© AAP 2019

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Teen hospitalised after dog bite on the Gold Coast

A young teenager has been hospitalised after a dog bite on the Gold Coast.

Paramedics were called to a private residence in Elanora around 6.30pm last night.

A boy in his early teens was treated briefly at the scene for an arm injury, before being taken to hospital.

It’s understood he’s in a stable condition in Tweed Heads Hospital.

The breed of dog is currently unknown.