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Bus and 4WD collide in hinterland

Pregnant woman and 16 tourists hurt

Bus and 4WD collide in hinterland Seven News Gold Coast


A pregnant woman has been taken to hospital after a crash in the hinterland.

Authorities believe the 4WD lost control on a bend and spun out, before coming to rest on the wrong side of Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd, near Advancetown.

The minivan, with 16 Japanese tourists on board, then ploughed into the back of it.

16 tourists have since been treated for whiplash, while the man and his two kids in the smaller vehicle escaped unharmed.

However the man's wife, who is 23-weeks pregnant, was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital for observation, complaining of abdominal pain.


Queensland paramedics are assessing 18 people after a minibus and 4WD collided near Advancetown this morning.

The vehicles crashed at the corner of Beechmont Rd and Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd in New South Wales at 9:20.

The person who called triple-zero said there was a handful of people with minor injuries but the Queensland Ambulance Service is yet to confirm.

Paramedics are checking 16 passengers from the bus, and two people who were in the 4WD.

Expect delays and avoid the area if possible.