Driver hospitalised after car ploughs into pole on Gold Coast

A motorist has been hospitalised after a car slammed into a traffic light pole at a busy intersection on the Gold Coast early this morning.

Emergency crews were called to the crash at the intersection of the Gold Coast Highway and Venice Street in Mermaid Beach around 5.30am.

Upon arrival, they found a woman, whose age is not yet known, suffering minor injuries.


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She was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson confirmed the driver was transported in a stable condition.