Crash triggers commuter chaos on the M1

THE afternoon commute home from Brisbane has been thrown into disarray following a multi-vehicle crash on the Gold Coast’s M1.

It happened in the southbound lanes of the motorway near the Coomera off-ramp just before 4.30pm.

It’s understood a motoryclist was thrown from his motorbike in the collision.


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Paramedics, including the city’s High Acuity Response Unit, attended the scene.

Conscious and breathing, the motorcyclist was treated on the roadside before being taken to hospital.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said the patient was transported in a stable condition with a wrist injury. A critical care paramedic accompanied the patient in the back of the ambulance.

The incident has thrown southbound traffic into disarray, with cars backed up at least 18km to Beenleigh.

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