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.
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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.
Local diversions are in place for school buses and traffic with Beacon Road CLOSED. Forensic Crash investigators are in attendance. #qldtraffic
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) January 29, 2019
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.
— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) January 29, 2019
More to come.