Six vehicles damaged after driver loses control in underground carpark

A MAN is in hospital, lucky to be alive after flipping his 4WD in an underground carpark on the Gold Coast.

The accident happened in the underground car park of the Grand Hotel at Labrador shortly after midday.

It’s understood the driver, a man in his 70s, lost control of his 4WD and smashed into as many as five other cars.


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The impact was so great, the 4WD flipped onto its side and came to rest against a cement wall next to a pokie room.

The force of the collision also reportedly caused a number of pokie machines on the other side of the wall to fall over.

It’s understood the elderly driver may have suffered a medical condition while behind the wheel.

He was encapsulated – not trapped – in the overturned vehicle for a short time before he was released thanks to the combined effort of witnesses and firefighters.

The man was eventually taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Fortunately, paramedics said no one else was injured in the collision.

The elderly driver was encapsulated in the overturned car for a short time before he was released PHOTO: Jamie Law / Facebook