Women rescued after car rolls down embankment

TWO young women have been taken to hospital following a nasty crash in the Gold Coast hinterland.

It happened on Pine Creek Road, near Springbrook Road at Springbrook just after midday.

It’s understood a woman lost control of her car and careened off the road after failing to negotiate a left hand bend around 12.10pm.


Queensland Ambulance said the woman’s vehicle flipped multiple times before coming to rest on its roof, roughly 25 metres down the side of a steep embankment.

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One of two women who were travelling in the car was trapped in the upturned wreck for some time before being released by emergency services.

Once freed, the woman was placed into a firefighter’s rescue basket and dragged up the slippery embankment via a pulley system.

Both women, aged 19 and 23, have since been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.

Source: Queensland Ambulance

The younger woman is being treated for suspected internal injuries, while the 23-year-old sustained head and seat belt injuries.

Queensland Ambulance said the women were transported to hospital in stable conditions.

Source: Twitter via Matthew Howard