Several injured after car smashes into Gold Coast Starbucks

There’s been chaotic scenes in Broadbeach this afternoon after a car ploughed into a busy coffee shop, shocking locals and tourists out and about for the school holidays.

The pink hatchback crashed into the Broadbeach Starbucks, on the corner of Surf Parade and Victoria Avenue, around 1.45pm on Friday.

There was a large emergency response, with a number of police cars and nine ambulances rushing to the scene.


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Seven people, ranging in ages from 13-years-old to 80-years-old, were assessed by paramedics for various injuries.

Queensland Ambulance Senior Operations Supervisor Adam Flory said thankfully they all managed to escape with minor injuries.

“Everyone was very lucky that they were only very minor injuries, considering how heavy pedestrian traffic in the area is,” Mr Flory said.

PHOTO: Marcus Greig

“We were expecting the worst, but we were met with a very pleasant scene,” he continued.

“We actually had some very good support from some off-duty nurses, an off-duty doctor, who had it pretty much under control by the time we got on scene.”

Five patients have since been taken to hospital in stable conditions, while two declined transport.

PHOTO: Marcus Greig

The driver, an 83-year-old man from Mermaid Waters, was also assessed at the scene but managed to escape uninjured.

He is currently assisting police with enquiries.

Investigations continue.