Elderly couple injured in Canungra crash

AN elderly woman has been airlifted to hospital after her and her partner were injured in a serious single vehicle accident west of the Gold Coast this afternoon.

A 75-year-old man and 74-year-old woman were travelling towards Canungra when their vehicle veered off Beaudesert-Nerang Road and slammed into a tree around 3.30pm.

Firefighters were forced to use the ‘jaws of life’ to free the elderly woman whose legs were initially trapped in the wreckage.


An ambulance spokeswoman said the woman received chest and wrist injuries, and a suspected nose fracture during the crash.

The Gold Coast’s RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked just before 4pm to airlift the woman to Gold Coast University Hospital.

The male occupant was complaining of chest pain and was transported by ambulance to Gold Coast University Hospital.

RACQ CareFlight Rescue is urging people to take extra care on the roads, particuarly during the busy school holiday period.