Three injured in separate M1 crashes

THREE people have been taken to hospital after eight cars collided in two separate smashes on the M1 this morning.

The first accident happened in the southbound lanes at Holland Park West. Police said three cars collided in the ‘fast lane’ about 6.30am.

It’s understood one vehicle lost control, flipped and collided with two other cars. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt.


One person was taken to the PA Hospital in a stable condition.

Shortly after, five cars collided in the southbound lanes at Rochedale South. It happened just before 7am.

Two people from that accident were taken to Logan Hospital in a stable condition. Their injuries are not known.

At the time of writing, paramedics were responding to a third multi-vehicle crash, this time at MacGregor, near Upper Mount Gravatt.

It’s understood a number of cars have come to grief in the southbound lanes.

The Friday morning carnage comes on the last day of Queensland’s Roads Safety Week.

For the latest traffic conditions on the Coast, click here.

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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