One dead, 11 hospitalised after shocking night on Gold Coast roads

A TEENAGE boy is dead and 11 other people have been hospitalsted following four separate accidents on Gold Coast roads overnight.

The first accident happened on Tamborine Oxenford Road at Oxenford a little after 3.30pm on Sunday. Police said a Mitsubishi Lancer with four people inside collided with a Toyota Utility carrying a mother and her two small children.

A 15-year-old boy died at the scene while six others were rushed to Gold Coast University hospital with various injuries. More information can be found here.


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A few hours later, emergency services were called to Burleigh Heads after a collision between a car and motor scooter on Goodwin Terrace at 6.16pm.

A woman was treated at the scene before being taken to Gold Coast Robina Hospital with a facial injury.

Just a few minutes later, at 6.24pm, three people were injured in a two-car smash at the intersection of Markeri Street and Robina Parkway.

The trio, one of whom was treated for spinal precautions, were taken to Gold Coast University Hospital.

Early this morning, at 1.08am, a man was also taken to hospital after a single-vehicle crash on Central and Franks Streets in Labrador.

Queensland Ambulance confirmed he was transported in a stable condition.

Emergency services are pleading with motorists to drive with caution on the roads.

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Until last year, I was away from the Gold Coast for nearly ten years as part of my employment at the time, and you know what I’ve noticed since I got back?

The driving standard has dropped since I left… In fact, I’d say that the Gold Coast driving standard has dropped so low that it may even be the worst in Australia!

Hardly anyone indicates when turning, people merge without consideration for who is around them, EVERYONE uses their phone whilst driving (if I had $1 for every person I see using a phone whilst driving each day, well I’d very quickly be one of the wealthiest people on the Gold Coast!), almost no one drives with their headlights on in even the very worst weather and tailgating seems to be the new trend among, well everyone really…

Now I’m just glad I bought front/rear dash-cams before I came back to the Gold Coast.