WATCH: Couple arrested after trying to outrun cops after M1 pile up

A man has performed a daring escape while trying to outrun police following a nasty crash at Oxenford overnight.

Four cars collided on the Coomera Bridge overpass, just past the Oxenford off-ramp northbound on the M1 around 5.30pm.

A man and woman in one of the vehicles involved fled the scene immediately after the crash, sparking a lengthy foot pursuit.


The 33-year-old woman was tracked down by Police Dog Okka and his handler on nearby Reserve Road.

However, the 34-year-old man continued to avoid police by swimming across Yawn Creek before trying to hide himself in mud.

He was arrested a short time later by the police dogs in swampland off Heathwood Drive and Reserve Road.

The man is expected to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court this morning charged with possessing dangerous drugs, unlawful possession of weapons category D/H/R weapon – short firearm in public and authority required to possess explosives.

While the woman will appear in court next month charged with drug offences.

Multiple other people involved in the collision, including a woman who was entrapped in one of the vehicles and an infant child were assessed at the scene, however, thankfully there were no critical injuries.