Elderly patients hurt in Burleigh Waters mini-van smash

Eight people taken to hospital

Elderly patients hurt in Burleigh Waters mini-van smash

Eight elderly patients have been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital following a collision between their mini bus and a ute in Burleigh West.

It happened in West Burleigh Road about 9.20am Wednesday.

QAS Gold Coast Senior Operations Supervisor Stephen Burns said the most seriously injured patient was a woman who was trapped inside the bus.

"She was pinned inside the vehicle, by her legs," he said.

"In the main, our injured patients mostly had leg injuries and fractures, and we also had some patients with chest and rib injuries as well."

Burleigh Heads Fire Station Officer Farid Webb said his crews had to cut into the wreckage to get some of the passengers out.

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"We had multiple patients in the rear of the mini-van who needed to be assessed and taken from the vehicle before we could actually get to the person in the front of the car," he said.

Mr Webb said it was a horrible scene to attend.

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"They (the elderly) are frail and fragile at the best of times, so there was a few broken bones and a little bit of blood around," he said.

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