Witnesses to serious crash urged to come forward

UPDATE: Police are urging witnesses to a serious three vehicle crash on the Gold Coast on Sunday to come forward. (IMAGES: Supplied)

Police said initial investigations suggested a utility may have clipped the rear of a four wheel drive while attempting to overtake on Binstead Way in Oxenford just before midday.

The utility appears to have then crossed over the centre median onto the wrong side of the road where it collided with a van.


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The driver and sole occupant of the utility, a 49-year-old Maudsland man, was rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital with suspected spinal and leg injuries.

This Ute T-boned a van at high speed on Binstead Way in Pacific Pines this afternoon. IMAGE: Supplied

This Ute T-boned a van at high speed on Binstead Way in Pacific Pines this afternoon. IMAGE: Supplied

The driver of the van, a 61-year-old Southport man and his elderly female passenger had to be cut free from the wreckage. They were also taken to Gold Coast University Hospital and treated for serious injuries.

The occupants of the four wheel drive, a 37-year-old woman and her three children from Pacific Pines, were not injured but left very shaken.

“It was the most terrifying day of my life,” the mother told myGC.

“I was driving home from the supermarket with my three small children when after leaving the set of lights, I was hit by the ute from behind on my right side, he then passed me on my left side by going into the bike lane.

“At this stage, I was so scared and shocked at what had happened. As there was no place to pull over I continued on for a few hundred metres and come upon the major accident he caused and I pulled over.”

The road was closed for several hours as forensic officers examined the scene.

The Forensic Crash Unit is still investigating the incident and is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Crime Stoppers.

EARLIER: THREE people have been taken to hospital following a horrific multi-vehicle traffic crash in Pacific Pines earlier on Sunday.

The serious accident, believed to have involved a van and a utility, occurred shortly before midday on Binstead Way, just after the Pitcairn roundabout. The road was closed for several hours as forensic officers examined the scene.

Initial information suggests it all started when a third car travelling west along Binstead Way was hit by the out-of-control ute.

The driver of the utility, believed to be a man aged in his 40s, has then continued on without stopping, veering over the median strip at speed, collecting a light pole and slamming into a van on the opposite side of the road.

He was seriously injured and rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital.

The two occupants of the van, a Southport man in his early 60s and his female passenger, were initially trapped in the wreckage. They had to be cut free by emergency services and were also taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital with minor injuries.

The occupants of the first vehicle hit by the ute, a woman and her three children, were not injured.

Police urged motorists to seek an alternate route while the scene was cleared.

Horrific scene on Binstead Way. Emergency service cut off the front of this can to free its occupant. IMAGE: Stephanie Bedo ‏@GCBedo

Horrific scenes on Binstead Way as mergency services cut off the front of this van to free its occupant. IMAGE: Twitter ‏@GCBedo

Amanda Cooper’s 10-year-old and 12-year-old sons witnessed the moment of impact.

“My son said the ute had come on the wrong side of the road and my other son said he saw the ute go airborne before it landed,” Amanda told myGC.

“Because my oldest son didn’t have his phone on him, he came straight home to tell me. He feels bad for not going to the scene and seeing if anyone was okay but I explained there was a few people around that would have assisted and he did the right thing to come home and tell me.

“I have told him he needs to have his phone on him in case he ever needs to contact 000. We will be making contact with the authorities today once they have time to recover from what they saw,” she said.
Investigations are continuing into the cause of the crash and anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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