A WOMAN has been taken to hospital, power lines have been severed and two cars damaged, one of them crushed after two large tree branches came crashing down in separate incidents on Mount Tamborine this afternoon.
The incidents occurred within 10 minutes of each other, but the weather bureau says the wind wasn’t to blame.
The first incident happened in a park on the corner of Mt Tamborine Road and Cedar Creek Falls Road at 1.20pm.
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It’s understood a woman was hurt after being hit by a falling branch. She was taken to hospital in a stable condition.
Then, around 10 minutes later at 1.30pm, a massive gum tree branch came crashing down across Main Street, landing on power lines and two parked cars, crushing one of them.
Thankfully, no one was inside either car at the time.
Emergency services set up an exclusion zone and closed the street, while crews worked to remove the giant branch and repair the power lines.
Nineteen homes and businesses were still waiting to have power restored to their properties at 5.30pm.
The Bureau of Meteorology said the wind wasn’t likely to be a factor, with light gusts of just 26km recorded at the Gold Coast Seaway around the time of both incidents.
— Penelope Liersch (@penelopeliersch) December 6, 2017
— Nine News Gold Coast (@9NewsGoldCoast) December 6, 2017
Massive gum tree branches have just taken down powerlines across the whole of Main St North Tamborine. Miraculously nobody hurt! pic.twitter.com/qQ8zhzvZ6a
— Anna Foran (@goldcoastmummy) December 6, 2017