Man critically injured in horror smash

A GOLD Coast man is fighting for his life in a Brisbane hospital this morning following a horror crash on the M1.

Police said it happened at MacGregor, near Upper Mount Gravatt, on Brisbane’s south-side shortly before 2am.

It’s understood both vehicles were travelling south when one of the cars smashed into the back of the other.


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The driver of the vehicle in front – a 30-year-old man from Upper Coomera – was trapped in the wreckage and had to be cut free by emergency services.

He sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition.

It’s alleged the driver of the other vehicle – a 35-year-old man from Oxenford – took off on foot after the crash.

He was found by police a short time later on nearby Bleasby Road and was transported to hospital for assessment, police said.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and is urging witnesses to come forward.

They particularly want to speak with any motorists who may have been travelling through the area with a dash camera.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. 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 myGC.com.au 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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