Crash triggers big delays in Southport

A NASTY multi-vehicle crash on Smith Street is causing extensive delays for motorists in Southport.

It’s understood two cars came to grief at the intersection with Olsen Avenue about 4pm.

One of the vehicles was reportedly trying to merge into the westbound lanes of the Smith Street Motorway from Olsen Ave when a vehicle travelling west towards the M1 smashed into it.


Traffic at the already bustling intersection was thrown into disarray following the collision, which happened during the school pick-up rush.

Traffic heading west on Smith Street was backed up for almost two kilometres, back to Kumbari Avenue.

It was still slow moving through the area at the time of writing, with the wrecked cars blocking one of the westbound lanes.

It’s not known how many people, if any, were injured in the crash.

Drivers are being urged to steer clear of the area if possible.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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