UPDATE @ 6.00AM, November 28 | Investigations are underway after a 35-year-old Nerang man died in a motorcycle crash on the M1 yesterday afternoon.
It happened in the southbound lanes through Gaven, just past the Smith Street Exit 66 on ramp around 3.10pm.
Police say the motorcycle collided with a car and was then ‘thrown into the path of another car’.
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Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, the man couldn’t be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Forensic Crash Unit are continuing to investigate, with officers appealing for anyone with information or dash cam footage to come forward.
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EARLIER @ 5.30 PM, November 27 | A motorcyclist has died after colliding with a car on the Pacific Motorway this afternoon.
The accident happened in the southbound lanes at Gaven, just past the Smith Street Exit 66 on ramp, around 3.10pm.
Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, the motorcyclist could not be saved and died at the scene.
A woman in her 20s managed to escape with minor injuries and has been taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
The two blocked southbound lanes have been reopened, however major delays are still being experienced.
At the time of writing (5.30pm) traffic was banked up all the way back to Stapylton, with drivers urged to avoid the area.
Side roads are also heavily congested as motorists try to seek alternative routes.
The Forensic Crash Unit is on scene.
Traffic alert: Pacific Mwy, Gaven southbound just past the Smith St exit has long delays due to a traffic crash at 3.15pm. Avoid the area, if possible. Expect delays. #qldtraffic pic.twitter.com/COuu3mllQA
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) November 27, 2019
EARLIER @ 3.30 PM | Motorists are being urged to avoid travelling southbound on the Pacific Motorway this afternoon following a serious crash.
A car and motorbike are understood to have collided in the southbound lanes at Gaven, just past the Smith Street Exit 66 on ramp, around 3.10pm.
A number of emergency crews are on scene, with critical care paramedics currently treating two people on the side of the motorway.
A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson told myGC one motorist is in a critical condition.
Police have blocked two lanes as a result of the crash, with long delays already being experienced.
At the time of writing, traffic was banked up all the way back to Oxenford, with delays only expected to build during peak hour.