BREAKING: M1 lanes blocked, traffic gridlock after serious crash

LATEST @ 7.00 AM | SEVEN people have been rushed to hospital following a horror crash on the Pacific Motorway this morning.

Seven vehicles, including a truck, collided southbound on the M1 at Coomera just after 5.30am.

Early investigations suggest a car travelling northbound may have crossed onto the wrong side of the M1, colliding with six other vehicles.


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Two people were trapped in the wreckage of their cars, but have since been rescued and transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

One of the motorists is in a serious condition, while the other is serious but stable.

Five other motorists were also injured in the nasty crash, with two in serious but stable conditions and three others stable.

PHOTO: Queensland Ambulance

Police are urging motorists to avoid travelling to the Gold Coast this morning, with massive delays southbound.

Traffic is currently back to Yatala.

PHOTO: Queensland Ambulance

Adding to the dramas on the motorway, two motorbikes collided southbound at Ormeau around 7am.

Two men suffered leg injuries and have since been taken to hospital in stable conditions.

Police are warning motorists to expect further delays as a result of the smash.

EARLIER @ 6.00 AM | Emergency crews are currently at the scene of a serious accident on the Pacific Motorway, which is expected to cause traffic gridlock for most of the morning.

At least six vehicles, including a truck, have collided southbound on the M1, around 1km before Exit 54 at Coomera.

The serious smash happened just after 5.30am on Friday, with massive delays being experienced for motorists making the early morning commute to work.

All southbound lanes have been affected, with police urging motorists to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.

“Motorists are advised to use alternative routes where possible to avoid delays,” police said.

It’s understood one of the vehicles involved has flipped into the northbound lanes, with northbound traffic in the area also at a complete standstill.

Multiple Queensland Ambulance crews, including the High Acuity Response Unit, are on scene, however, it’s not known at this stage how many people have been injured.

More to come.