Car ploughs through Labrador shop

UPDATE 2.15PM: EMERGENCY services remain on the scene of a serious traffic accident at Labrador on the Gold Coast where a car has gone through a building.

The Holden Commodore smashed through a glass shopfront near the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and Babbidge Street just after 1pm.

Witnesses said the vehicle mounted a set of steps before driving straight through the front of Aussie Home Loans.


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PHOTO: Brock Te Puke

PHOTO: Brock Te Puke

PHOTO: Brock Te Puke

PHOTO: Brock Te Puke

There are reports the male driver may have suffered a heart attack behind the wheel, causing him to lose control of his vehicle.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to hospital in a serious condition. It’s believed he also sustained facial injuries in the collision.

PHOTO: Brock Te Puke

PHOTO: Brock Te Puke

Police said the crash has caused extensive damage to the building, with debris strewn all over the road.

As a result, Babbidge Street has been closed to all traffic.

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Witnesses told Gold Coast Weather & News Together on Facebook the vehicle careered out-of-control for some time before slamming into the building.

“I was sitting in Sushi Train when it happened, was a big hit, shook the whole building,” one user wrote.

Police said the vehicle also took out a power pole and a street sign before coming to a rest wedged in the shop.

PHOTO: Brock Te Puke

PHOTO: Brock Te Puke

PHOTO: Brock Te Puke

PHOTO: Brock Te Puke

Fortunately, no bystanders are thought to have been injured.

Police are urging motorists to avoid the area.

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