Four killed in horror crash

 

Four people have been killed in a horrific crash on a Gold Coast hinterland road.

The crash involving a sedan and a utility vehicle happened just after 1pm on a sweeping bend just west of the intersection between Nerang-Murwillumbah Road and Beechmont Road.

The area had received heavy rainfall in the past 12 hours.

Police confirmed the four young occupants of the sedan - a male and three females - have all died following the crash.

The male driver of the ute in his early 20s, has been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Emergency services on the scene of a major traffic crash on Nerang Murwillumbah Road in Advancetown. Picture: QAS
Emergency services on the scene of a major traffic crash on Nerang Murwillumbah Road in Advancetown. Picture: QAS

 

Acting senior operations supervisor Bill Houghton from the Queensland Ambulance Service said it was one of the most traumatic road crashes he had ever seen.

"It was a horrific scene," he said.

"It's probably one of the worst crashes I have been to."

Senior Sergeant Brett MacGibbon said it was a horrific scene and first responders were receiving welfare support.

The road is expected to remain closed for several hours while forensic crash investigators try to piece together exactly what happened.

Senior Sergeant MacGibbon said it appeared the sedan, which had four people onboard, had lost control going around a corner.

"It's very slippery out there," he said.

Acting Operations Supervisor Jay Nevins offered 'condolences .. to the patients and the family involved in today's tragic incident'.

He called the accident 'a tragic scene' on a notorious road.

"Nerang-Murwillumbah road is known for road traffic collisions," he said.

"On our arrival we found four patient with traumatic cardiac arrest and one patient with minor injuries."

 

Police, ambulance and fire services are all in attendance at the scene near Latimers Crossing, with police saying the incident is serious.

An alternative route is in place to divert motorists travelling in the area, with delays expected in both directions.

 

Originally published as Four trapped, seven hurt in horror crash


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