Learner driver survives horror high-speed crash on the Gold Coast

Both vehicles ended up entangled in the front yard of a block of units | PICTURE: Jessica Kate

A 16-year-old learner driver escaped this crash with only minor injuries | PICTURE: Jessica Kate

A 16-year-old learner driver is lucky to be alive today following a horrifying high-speed crash on the Gold Coast.

The accident happened at the T-intersection of Muir of Gordon Street’s, near Imperial Parade, at Labrador at around 11.30pm on Friday.


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Witnesses say a white Honda Civic being driven by an inexperienced 16-year-old boy on his learner license, smashed into the driver’s side of a parked Toyota Hilux after failing to stop at the intersection.

HIGH IMPACT: The force of the crash sent both vehicles hurtling into a block of units | PICTURE: Jessica Kate

The force of the crash sent both vehicles hurtling into a block of units | PICTURE: Jessica Kate

The Honda slammed into the Hilux with extreme force, so much so the two vehicles ended up entangled in the front yard of a block of units.

One woman who lives in the street tells myGC, “he (the teen driver) was speeding into the T-intersection and didn’t even apply the breaks.”

“His car t-boned the Hilux that was parked on the guttering and threw it over a brick fence and into a palm tree.

“Both cars would have smashed into the block of units had those palm trees not of been there.”

Both vehicles ended up entangled in the front yard of a block of units | PICTURE: Jessica Kate

Both vehicles ended up entangled in the front yard of a block of units | PICTURE: Jessica Kate

Miraculously, the learner driver escaped with only minor injuries. He was subjected to mandatory alcohol and drug testing which reportedly came back negative.

He was taken to hospital for observation and treatment.

Fortunately, no-one was inside the Hilux at the time of the collision.

Investigations into the crash are continuing.

DRAMATIC SCENES: Emergency services line the street at the scene of the crash at Labrador| PICTURE: Jessica Kate

Emergency services line the street at the scene of the crash at Labrador | PICTURE: Jessica Kate

 

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