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Gold Coaster in serious condition after coming off skateboard

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after coming off his skateboard on the Gold Coast last night.

Emergency services – including critical care paramedics – were called to Burleigh Heads just after 6.00 pm following reports of the incident.

It happened on Ocean Street near Park Avenue.

They assessed a man in his 40s at the scene for a head injury, before rushing him to the hospital for further treatment.

He’s understood to be in a serious condition at the Gold Coast University Hospital this morning.

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Woman dies after getting hit by a car in northern NSW

A woman has tragically died after she was hit by a car in Lismore yesterday.

Emergency services rushed to Molesworth Street just after 3.00 pm following reports of that a pedestrian had been hit while crossing the road.

NSW Police reports that members of the public tried to help the woman – believed to be aged in her 70s – until paramedics arrived.

She was rushed to Lismore Base Hospital with serious injuries, but despite desperate attempts, she couldn’t be saved.

The woman is yet to be formally identified.

Meantime, the 50-year-old driver has also been taken to Lismore Base Hospital for mandatory testing.

A crime scene has been established and investigations are underway.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact police.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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Gold Coaster hospitalised over suspected snake bite

A person’s been hospitalised after they were bitten by a snake on the Gold Coast last night.

Emergency services rushed to a home in Nerang around 7.30 pm, following reports of the suspected bite.

It happened at a home along Rokeby Court.

Paramedics assessed one person at the scene, before taking them to the hospital for further treatment.

They’re understood to be in a stable condition at the Robina Hospital.

The type of snake is not known.

Donations Needed: Harbour Town hosting Collection Day for Baby Give Back this Saturday

Gold Coasters with baby items they no longer need are being urged to donate them this Saturday at Harbour Town Premium Outlets.

The shopping centre is sponsoring and hosting a Collection Day for Baby Give Back, with the local non-profit organisation urgently seeking donations to keep up with demand.

Baby Give Back CEO Carly Fradgley said June was their biggest month to date, with the charity helping over 560 children receive a safe start to life.

“In June, we saw a 40% increase on the average number of children we have been helping each month in 2021. Our warehouse shelves are bare and we are relying on donations from the community to restock,” says Carly.

“The support from Harbour Town Premium Outlets hosting a collection day for Baby Give Back is a great way for us to reach more local families who can donate their no-longer needed baby items.”

Marketing Manager for Harbour Town, Rebecca Stevenson, said the Centre hopes to see the community come together and support the Collection Day.

“From 9 – 11am, Harbour Town’s Tourism Lounge will be transformed into a collection centre, where locals can donate much needed baby items including single & double prams, reversible car seats, bassinets, body wash and lotion, baby and children’s books, pull up nappies, bibs, face washers and much more,” she said.

There is also plenty of opportunity for people without children to get involved, with a whole list of items most needed that can be purchased new (see the list below).

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“We’re honoured to partner with Baby Give Back. Their mission of providing every baby with an equal start to life is one we wholeheartedly support, and we’d love to see our local community
come together and donate their pre-loved baby items this Saturday,” said Mrs Stevenson.

“To keep the Winter chill at bay, there will also be a Lindt Chocolate Coffee Cart popping up in the Tourism Lounge, with specialty coffee and hot chocolate available for a gold coin donation with all proceeds going to Baby Give Back.”

In addition to hosting the Collection Day, Harbour Town will also donate an additional $2000 in Gift Cards to help Baby Give Back fill their shelves.

Short term parking is available in front of the Harbour Town Tourism Lounge for those dropping off larger items, with donations being loaded into a Baby Give Back truck in the nearby designated loading bay.

Those with smaller donations can utilise free, uncapped parking available in the West car park, directly accessible from both Brisbane Road and Oxley Drive.

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Cyclist hospitalised after early morning crash on the Gold Coast

A cyclist is recovering in hospital this morning after he was knocked off his bike by a car this morning.

Emergency services rushed to Olsen Avenue in Labrador just before 6.00 am following reports a car and bike collided.

They assessed a man at the scene for minor injuries, before taking him to the hospital for further treatment.

He’s understood to be in a stable condition at the Gold Coast University Hospital this morning.

No other injuries were recorded.