A 23-YEAR-OLD man on his L-plates has been arrested and charged after triggering a high-speed crash on the M1.
Police said the man from Eagleby was spotted speeding south along the motorway in an unregistered car at Coomera around 9.30pm on Friday before he lost control of the vehicle and smashed into another.
The impact of the collision was so great, the innocent motorist’s car was sent hurtling into a guard rail before flipping onto its roof.
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Police said the 23-year-old was weaving in and out of traffic at high-speed in the far two ‘fast’ lanes when the accident happened.
“When the car allegedly merged from the fourth lane into the third, it failed to give way to the car in front,” police said in a statement.
“As a result, the car rear-ended the one in front of it, causing it to veer to the right, hit a guard rail and flip onto its roof.”
Police said the 23-year-old man’s car skidded out of control for approximately 50 metres before spinning 360 degrees and coming to a stop.
The young man and the 31-year-old woman behind the wheel of the car he hit were both taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital with minor injuries for treatment and observation.
The reckless driver has since been charged with a long list of serious offences, including;
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
- Driving unregistered
- Driving an unsafe vehicle
- Using a vehicle with a registration plate belonging to another
- Learner driver failing to comply with requirements
- Driving without L plates
- Driving uninsured
- Contravene direction or requirement.
He has been issued with a Notice to Appear in Southport Magistrates Court on September 15.