June 7, 2024

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Introduction
A devastating collision on the Gold Coast Highway has left four people seriously injured, including two young children, their grandmother, and a police officer.

Gold Coast Highway Crash Overview
The crash occurred at approximately 1:20 pm in the southbound lane of the Pacific Motorway at Helensvale. A blue Mitsubishi Triton ute collided with the rear of a stationary police car that was conducting registration checks.

Emergency Response and Injuries
Emergency services, including the Queensland Fire and Emergency personnel, rushed to the scene to free the entrapped occupants. The 55-year-old senior constable in the police car, the 54-year-old female driver of the ute, and her two granddaughters, aged two and nine, all sustained serious injuries and were transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Investigation into the Gold Coast Highway Crash
Initial investigations suggest the police car was stopped on the side of the road when it was struck from behind by the ute. The force of the impact was significant, causing the police car to be pushed into another vehicle that had stopped to assist. Fortunately, the off-duty officer in the second vehicle was not injured.

Safety Concerns and Holiday Reminder
Queensland Ambulance Senior Operations Supervisor John Nolan emphasized the importance of driver safety, especially with the approaching school holidays. He urged all drivers to obey speed limits, road rules, and avoid distractions to prevent such devastating accidents.

Conclusion
As the community hopes for the swift recovery of those injured, this Gold Coast Highway crash serves as a sobering reminder of the potential consequences of driver negligence and the importance of adhering to safe driving practices.