TRUCK CRASH: A B-double truck was stuck in the ditch at the corner of Caniaba Rd and Bruxner Highway.
TRUCK CRASH: A B-double truck was stuck in the ditch at the corner of Caniaba Rd and Bruxner Highway. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Two crashes leave three in hospital

A 50-year-old man was airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital following a two car crash at Ocean Shores yesterday.

Emergency services were called to Shara Boulevard about 12.50pm after reports two people were trapped in the smash.

When police, paramedics and Brunswick Valley Volunteer Rescue arrived they found the 29-year-old man driving of one of the cars was trapped.

About 25 minutes after the collision, the 29-year-old man was freed by Brunswick Valley VRA and taken by paramedics to the waiting Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

He was airlifted to hospital in a stable condition.

The 50-year-old driver of the other car and a passenger were treated at the scene before being taken to Tweed hospital, both in a stable condition.

Earlier, a B-double truck ran off the Bruxner Highway near Caniaba Rd and became stuck in a ditch.

The truck driver was not injured in the incident.

At 2pm the Bruxner Highway was closed in both directions for about an hour while a crane salvaged the truck.



GALLERY: Burnt out fire truck

premium_icon GALLERY: Burnt out fire truck

The RFS truck will probably be written off.

"Someone could have been injured or killed"

premium_icon "Someone could have been injured or killed"

An RFS crew sheltered in their truck as the grass fire overcame them

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