Driver seriously injured after crash in the Hinterland

A woman has been seriously injured after crashing her car into a tree in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

The accident happened on Waterford Tamborine Rd near Beaudesert Beenleigh Rd just before 3.30am on Friday morning.

The female driver in her 20s suffered significant injuries to her lower leg.


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She was transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with a critical care paramedic in a serious but stable condition.

In a separate incident, a teenage girl was injured in an accident at Oxenford.

The single-vehicle smash happened on Tamborine Oxenford Rd around 8.45pm on Thursday night.

The driver was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital with minor injuries.

It comes as paramedics urge motorists to take extra care on the roads as school holidays get underway.

Queensland is on track for one of its worst road tolls in years with 147 people killed so far this year, 17 more than the same time last year.

“The saddest part is that 99% of road traffic crashes these days are preventable. Most of them are caused by speed, lack of concentration or not driving to weather and road conditions or being aware of your surroundings,” Senior Paramedic Dermot Kelly said.

“As it is school holidays, expect there to be more traffic on the roads, leave extra time to get to your destination.

“The roads are going to be busier and if you’re driving in metro or suburban areas just watch out for kids on the pavement and riding their bicycles. They won’t necessarily be watching for cars, so we need to watch out for them.”