- A collision on Thursday morning between a minibus and 4WD has left 19 injured
- The incident occurred just after 9am in the Gold Coast hinterland
- Four passengers, including a pregnant woman, were taken to hospital
Several people have been injured when a minibus carrying Japanese tourists collided with a 4WD on the Gold Coast hinterland.
Paramedics assessed 19 people at the accident scene, with 16 requiring treatment for a variety of minor injuries including neck pain and chest pain.
Emergency services were called to the scene on Nerang-Murwillumbah Road near Advancetown just after 9am on Thursday.
A collision between a minibus full of Japanese tourists and a 4WD left 19 people injured on Thursday morning
Six people have been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for assessment with another 10 people also expected to be transported.
The road was previously closed but has been cleared and is open to traffic in both directions.
Emergency services including 10 ambulances rushed to the scene, where a roadside triage was set up, the Gold Coast Bulletin reports.
Emergency services including 10 ambulances rushed to the scene, where a roadside triage was set up
Wet weather was a contributing factor to the crash according to Queensland Ambulance station officer Raymond Ware.
‘There was a lot of luck in this accident, we had a family of four in a light vehicle and a bus with 15 people on board.’
‘There’s some minor injuries but they’ve been very fortunate,’ he told the publication.
A 4WD (pictured above) collided with a bus full of Japanese tourists on Thursday morning
Six people have been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for assessment
‘Everyone had a fright here today and there’s been some valuable lessons learnt.’
Pictures show the Crest Tours bus to sitting stationary in the middle of the left hand lane, while the 4WD vehicle has spun into the roadside barrier.
Unconfirmed witness reports have said a male sustained a gash to his head and a woman received seat belt trauma.