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Three recover after Coast crashes

A COACH driver is still recovering in hospital after his bus crashed into a fence while carrying schoolchildren at Palm Beach yesterday afternoon.

The man was driving a Koala Koaches bus on a routine afternoon school run when it is believed he suffered a heart attack and lost control of the vehicle.

None of the schoolchildren onboard were reported to have been injured.

A police spokesman said emergency crews were called to the intersection of 19th Ave and Mallawa Drive, Palm Beach, about 4.30pm following reports the school bus with children on board had crashed into a brick fence.

“The driver suffered a medical incident, which caused him to cross over to the other lane and crash into a fence,” he said.

“There were a number of children on the bus at the time.”

A spokeswoman for the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service said fire crews were called to help remove the driver from the bus.

“It looks as though he was trapped and hydraulic equipment was used, but he was removed,” she said.

An ambulance spokesman said the bus driver was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

Another two people are recovering in Gold Coast Hospital after being injured in a head on collision at Southport last night.

Just before 10pm emergency crews were called to the corner of Marine Parade and Stevens Street, Southport following reports of a serious traffic accident.

Sergeant Shaun Groufsky said it was believed the four-wheel-drive and Toyota hatchback collided after the four-wheel-drive ran a red light.

One person was transported with a serious head laceration and the other with minor chest injuries.

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