‘We were going to fast – we’re dickheads’ | Boy, 15, killed, six injured in horror Gold Coast crash

UPDATE at 10:30 PM | A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has been killed and six other people have been injured, one of them critically in a horror crash on the northern Gold Coast.

Police said a Mitsubishi Lancer with four people inside collided with a Toyota Utility carrying a mother and her two small children on Tamborine Oxenford Road, near Maudsland Road, at Oxenford around 3.30pm.

A 15-year-old boy from the Lancer was pronounced dead at the scene while the male driver was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.


Police said the teenage boy was sitting in the back of the sedan, in the seat behind the driver at the time of the crash.

Two other male passengers from the sedan and a mother and her two children, believed to aged between 3 and 6, from the ute were also taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Police said they all sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospital for “precautionary checks”.

A motorcyclist who witnessed the horrific crash told myGC he saw the Lancer “driving recklessly” and “well above the speed limit” before it lost control and smashed into the Toyota.

The man, who did not wish to be named, was travelling in front of the Lancer and said what he seen has deeply affected him.

“The Mitsubishi Lancer was driving recklessly for several kilometres prior to the accident,” the man told myGC.

“Whilst driving well above the speed limit, the Lancer cut off a learner motorcyclist and several vehicles and proceeded to tail gate me which caused me to deliberately alter my speed from 60 to 55kph.

“The Lancer then backed off and I managed to pull a safe gap ahead of it, but when we approached the S-bend, the Lancer accelerated at speed towards me and failed to negotiate the third to second turn.”

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The man said that’s when the Lancer lost control, crossed onto the wrong side of the road and smashed into the Toyota.

“I saw everything. From very beginning to very end. Its affecting me in ways I can’t explain.”

The man told myGC one of the occupants from the Lancer, all of whom he said were males aged in their teens or early 20s, confessed to speeding at the scene and referred to himself and his mates as “dickheads”.

“The front passenger told myself and helpers at the scene assisting him that ‘we were going to fast’ and that ‘we’re dickheads for speeding’,” he said.

“Family members of the boys turned up at the accident and were very distraught at the injuries they sustained.”

It’s understood the driver and now deceased 15-year-old boy who was sitting behind him had to be cut from the wreckage.

Thankfully, the woman, who said to be aged in her 30s or 40s, and her two children escaped serious injury.

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It was first reported that all seven occupants had been taken to hospital, two of them in a critical condition, but Police later confirmed in a statement on Sunday night that the teenage boy died at the scene.

In a post on Twitter, the Queensland Ambulance Service said ambulances had been used to transport five patients to hospital, while two others were transported “via private means”.

Tamborine-Oxenford Road remained closed between Michigan Drive and the Maudsland Road roundabout on Sunday night while investigators from the Forensic Crash Unit examined the scene.

Investigations into the cause of the crash are continuing.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

UPDATE at 5:40 PM | SEVEN people have been injured – at least two of them in critically – in a horror crash on the northern Gold Coast.

A fleet of ambulances were dispatched to Oxenford on Sunday afternoon after two vehicles collided on Maudsland Road.

It’s understood the vehicles came to grief near the Tamborine-Oxenford Road roundabout shortly before 3.30pm.

Queensland Ambulance said paramedics treated seven people at the scene before each of them was transported to hospital.

The Service said five of them were taken by ambulance, while the other two were transported “via private means”.

At least two patients are said to be in a critical condition.

Their gender and age, as well as the conditions of the other patients, were not immediately known.

Police have described the crash as “serious” and have closed Maudsland Road while the scene is examined.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area, with lengthy delays expected.

FIRST at 4:00 PM | PARAMEDICS are treating up to seven people at the scene of a shocking two vehicle crash on the northern Gold Coast.

It’s understood the vehicles came to grief on Maudsland Road, near the Tamborine Oxenford Road roundabout, at Oxenford shortly before 3.30pm.

Police say it’s a “serious crash” and have closed the road between the roundabout and the entrance to the Nucrush Quarry while emergency services respond.

Queensland Ambulance said paramedics are on the scene, treating seven people.

Their genders, ages and conditions were not immediately known.

It’s understood several ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

Motorists are being urged to steer well clear of the area, with a witness telling myGC drivers are being turned around.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

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