Gold Coast paramedics called to various crashes, fires overnight

Paramedics have been kept busy on the Gold Coast overnight, attending a number of car crashes and fires.

Last night, crews were called to Carrara after a car crashed into a guardrail along Manchester Road.

It happened just before 8.30pm, with a man suffering a serious leg injury.


He was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital with critical care paramedics on board.  While a second patient was assessed at the scene but declined transport.

Later on, Queensland Ambulance was called to Southport where they remained on standby for the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

They were battling a car fire along Rose Street which was quickly contained around 9.00pm. Luckily no injuries were reported.

Early this morning, there have been two crashes requiring paramedics.

A car slammed into a tree along Bermuda Street and Nerang Broadbeach Road just after 5.00am, with a woman needing hospitalisation.

While, a person has just been transported stable to Gold Coast University Hospital following a reported truck rollover on the Smith Street on ramp.

It happened just before 7.00am.

Also overnight, Queensland Ambulance were called to a laundry fire incident in Varsity Lakes, which saw a large number of people evacuated in the middle of the night.

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