Ambulance QLD

Woman hospitalised after car crashes into power pole at Tallebudgera

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital after a crash on the Gold Coast overnight.

Just after 7.40pm, emergency crews rushed to the intersection of Trees Road and Koombahla Drive at Tallebudgera following reports a car had collided with a power pole.

A woman, whose age is not known, was treated at the scene by paramedics for minor injuries.

She was then taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

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Selfless act of Gold Coast “Gentle Giant” restores faith in humanity

A Gold Coast man has proven there are real-life superheroes after potentially saving the life of a complete stranger.

Tegan Langley has taken to Facebook to thank ‘Tony’ for shelling out more than $500 to replace her bald tyres.

“A beautiful miracle happened to me today,” Tegan says in her post, which has now been shared almost 1,200 times and attracted thousands of reactions and comments.

She explains she was sitting in her car at the Pimpama McDonald’s waiting for an appointment, when the “gentleman approached my car window”.

“He asked if I knew about the state of my tyres.”

Tegan explained that she couldn’t afford to buy new ones, so Tony offered to do it for her, so long as she would someday pay it forward.

“This complete stranger explained he couldn’t live with himself if he walked away from the situation knowing they were about to blow at anytime.

“Tony didn’t expect anything in return.

“$535 dollars, a lot of tears on my behalf, a few hugs, three brand new tyres, a wheel alignment later and the offer to fuel up my care he left.

“No last name, no contact number, just Tony the gentle giant with his two beautiful sons teaching them a life lesson.

“From the bottom of my heart thank you.”

Cricket

Unbeaten Aussies win T20 Tri-series

Australia has cruised through the T20 Tri-Series and is within a sniff of being the best team in the world in the shortest format of the game.

For the final of the series, the Aussies had to take on New Zealand at the tiny Eden Park Ground.

The Kiwis won the toss and elected to bat, only managing 150 from their 20 overs.

Gold Coaster Billy Stanlake continued his meteoric rise to international cricket making the New Zealand batsmen squirm with his extreme pace and bounce.

He finished with figures of 1-37.

The Australian run chase was rain-affected, and they ran down the total in the 14th over.

D’Arcy Short top scored with 50.

 

The match was expected to push the Aussies into first place of the ICC T20 rankings, and this was the case for a few hours on their website before the governing body changed the rankings and said it was a clerical error.

Australia will remain in second place in the international T20 rankings.

Gold Coast Airport continues to smash records with busiest day AND month in history!

The Gold Coast Airport is again celebrating after smashing the record for the busiest day in history – just 15 days after the previous record was set!

24,585 passengers passed through the airport on Sunday 7 January 2018, breaking the previous record of 24,076 which was set on 23 December 2017.

The month of January was also the busiest in the airport’s history, with more than 650,000 passengers passing through the terminal.

Queensland Airports Limited CEO Chris Mills said it was a strong start to what would be a momentous year for the company’s largest airport.

“Both December and January were extremely busy for passenger movements and our ability to handle these peaks have put us in good stead for the thousands of people about to descend on the city for the Commonwealth Games,” Mr Mills said.

“In March the airport stands up for the arrival of Games athletes, officials, media and spectators, and we expect the arrival and departure periods for this event to be comparable to the usual peaks we see over Christmas and New Year.

Mr Mills said domestic travel to Sydney and Melbourne was popular last month.

“The month of January was particularly strong from a domestic perspective, with growth on our core markets of Sydney and Melbourne, and a significant increase in passengers on the Canberra route thanks to re-timing of the service to better suit leisure travellers.

“Internationally, Singapore and Tokyo were standout performers.”

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Mercedes stolen in terrifying Sunnybank carjacking, 5 teens charged

FIVE teenagers have been charged after they allegedly threatened a man with a hammer and knife before stealing his car in Sunnybank yesterday.

The terrifying carjacking happened about 2.00pm, when a man stopped his vehicle in Mulgowie Street.

“The man was approached by four males who threatened him with a hammer and knife and demanded the keys to his car,” Qld police said in a statement.

“The man complied and the boys fled in the car, a Mercedes-Benz E400.”

A few hours later, the stolen car crashed into a parked car in Acacia Ridge, with the teens running from the vehicle.

Two of them were found nearby by police, with another two taking off in a stolen Mitsubishi Magna which was being driven by a fifth teenager.

POLAIR was called in to track the car, which came to a stop on a rural property at Darlington around 5.45pm.

Three teens were taken into custody at the scene.

All five young men, two aged 16, two aged 17 and one aged 18, have since been charged with armed robbery and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.