Lucky escape as driver suffers heart attack and crashes into shopping centre

UPDATE: A WOMAN and baby have had a lucky escape after an elderly driver suffered a heart attack and crashed into a Gold Coast shopping centre this afternoon.

The accident happened outside Coles supermarket at Westfield Helensvale around 3pm.

The 90-year-old driver is said to have lost control of his car after suffering a suspected heart attack behind the wheel.


Initial information suggested a 32-year-old woman and five-month-old baby boy may have been struck by the vehicle, but paramedics cleared them both of any injuries.

There are reports a number of cars were also damaged.

The driver was transporting to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.