Dramatic scenes as woman collapses behind wheel of car on Gold Coast’s M1

A WOMAN has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition after she went into sudden cardiac arrest behind the wheel of her car on the Pacific Motorway.

The frightening incident happened just before 7.30pm on Tuesday, in the northbound lanes of the M1 at Oxenford.

Queensland Ambulance said the woman’s passenger managed to steer the vehicle across all three lanes of traffic to successfully bring the car to a stop on the side of the road.


The heroic passenger then began CPR under the guidance of a paramedic over the phone.

Queensland Ambulance crews then took over upon arrival at the scene.

“Following QAS management the patient had a return of heart rhythm,” A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said.

The woman, aged in her 50s, was then rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.