Three injured in Gold Coast bus smash

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THREE people have been taken to hospital with various injuries after an out-of-control car slammed into several vehicles, including a school bus, at Nerang.

The crash happened at the busy intersection of Price and Ferry Streets around 3.45pm on Wednesday afternoon.


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Witnesses said that a car allegedly sped through a red light and crossed the median before slamming into stationary traffic.

The vehicle collided with two cars and a school bus, injuring three people.

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“The driver ran a red light at at least 80km, crossed the median strip and collided into an oncoming car and then spun into the bus,” one woman told Gold Coast Weather & News Together.

The bus, carrying around 20 students from St Michael’s College, received only minor damage and passengers were transferred onto a second bus.

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The injured are thought to have been occupants of the other vehicles.

An ambulance spokesperson said a 60-year-old man was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with a chest injury, while two other patients were transported stable to Robina Hospital with unknown injuries.

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Police are investigating the accident.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

FIRST on myGC: EMERGENCY services are rushing to the scene of an apparent bus crash on the Gold Coast this afternoon.

First reports suggest that up to 20 children are on board the bus which has reportedly been involved in an accident with up to two other cars at the intersection of Ferry and Price Streets in Nerang.

The crash happened shortly after 3.30pm. At this stage, three people are being transported to hospital with unknown injuries.

Multiple police, fire and ambulance personnel are on scene, with unconfirmed reports that some people may be trapped.

The incident is causing delays on Nerang-Connection Road, Ferry Street and Price Street, with motorists advised to take care, and make use of local service roads or delay their journey if possible.

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