Lucky escape after car slams into tree at Gold Coast bus stop

UPDATE: THERE’S been a lucky escape on the Gold Coast after an out-of-control car slammed into a tree at high-speed, missing a bus shelter with just inches to spare.

The accident happened around 11.30am at Nerang when a 48-year-old man lost control of his black vehicle – reported to be a Subaru – on Station Street.

The man’s car collided with a second silver vehicle before it left the road and smashed side-on into a tree at the usually busy bus stop.


CRASH - Mel Fraser

PICTURE: Mel Fraser

Lucky to be alive, an ambulance spokesman said the driver was trapped in the wreckage for a short period of time before fire fighters were able to cut him free.

He was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition with non life threatening injuries.

Thankfully, no one was at the bus stop at the time of the accident.

CRASH - Michelle Fay

PICTURE: Michelle Fay

EARLIER: THERE’S been a serious crash at Nerang this afternoon after a black car reportedly lost control at a busy intersection and smashed into a bus stop.

It’s understood the accident happened around midday near the My Centre Nerang shopping centre on Station Street, outside Dan Murphey’s.

There were reports of “people being cut out of cars”.

Crash site - Station St

Crash site. PICTURE: Google Maps

Circumstances around the crash remain unclear, however there are reports speed may have been involved.

Emergency services are on scene and have urged motorists to avoid the area.

There is no further information available at this time.