Elderly man dead, woman seriously injured, after tragic accident at Gold Coast home

An elderly man has died, and an elderly woman been seriously injured, after a horror accident in Upper Coomera last night.

The 82-year-old man reportedly suffered a medical episode at the wheel of his car, causing him to accidentally accelerate into a 78-year-old woman in the garage of a home on Vasey Court.

Emergency services were called to the scene around 9.30pm, though the man could not be saved.


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The woman was treated briefly at the scene for abdominal and pelvis injuries, before being rushed to hospital for further treatment.

She’s understood to be in the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.

Meantime, a responding police officer has also been hospitalised as a result of the incident.

It’s understood the officer suffered smoke inhalation from the tyres sending up smoke.

The Forensic Crash Unit will return to the scene today to investigate.

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