Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash at Arundel this afternoon, which resulted in the death of three people.
Around 12.24pm, emergency services were called to Brisbane Road with reports of a collision between a black sedan and a semi-trailer towing a boat.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the black sedan, carrying four occupants, was travelling eastbound along Brisbane Road when it crossed the median strip into the westbound lanes, collided with a street-light, then continued and collided head-on with a semi-trailer towing a boat.
The street-light then came down, damaging a third vehicle.
Despite the best attempts of paramedics and witnesses who rendered first-aid; the two rear-passengers of the black sedan – a 48-year-old woman and 47-year-old woman from Pimpama – sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.
The 50-year-old male driver from Pimpama was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition where he later died from his injuries.
The third front-passenger – a 49-year-old Ashmore man – was transported to the same hospital in a serious but stable condition.
The truck-driver did not receive any physical injuries but was treated at the scene by paramedics for shock.
The occupants of the third vehicle, a man and woman, were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Paramedics also treated two occupants of a fourth vehicle who witnessed the crash for shock.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.