Motorcyclist dies after colliding with water truck on M1

LATEST @ 10.15 AM | Police have confirmed a 25-year-old man has died after his motorbike collided with a water truck in a horror crash on the M1 this morning.

The accident happened in the northbound lanes at Tugun, near the border checkpoint, around 6.30am.

“Preliminary information indicates that two northbound vehicles were involved in a nose-to-tail collision on the Pacific Motorway,” Queensland Police said in a statement.


The rider of the bike, a young man from NSW, suffered critical injuries.

Despite desperate attempts by critical care paramedics and the High Acuity Response Unit, the man could not be revived and died at the scene.

The driver of the truck, a 35-year-old man, managed to escape uninjured.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating and is appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

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LATEST @ 7.45 AM | A serious crash has closed the Pacific Motorway northbound at Tugun, with motorists being urged to avoid the area at all costs this morning.

Massive delays are being experienced after a motorbike and truck collided in the northbound lanes, just before the Queensland border checkpoint around 6.30am.

The rider of the motorcycle, a male, is currently being treated at the scene by critical care paramedics and the High Acuity Response Unit.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson confirmed to myGC that he is in a critical condition.

Police have warned that emergency crews are expected to be on scene for “some time”, with motorists being urged to seek alternative routes.

Traffic is currently being diverted onto the Gold Coast Highway.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

EARLIER @ 7.00 AM | Motorists travelling northbound on the Pacific Motorway this morning are being warned to brace for lengthy delays due to a serious crash.

A motorbike and truck have collided in the northbound lanes at Tugun, just before the Queensland border checkpoint.

The accident happened just after 6.30am.

The rider, a male, is currently being assessed at the scene by Critical Care Paramedics, however, his condition is not known at this stage.

Queensland Police have told myGC the left lane has been blocked, causing major delays for early morning motorists.

Drivers are being urged to allow for extra travel time.

It comes after three women were last night injured in a nasty two-car crash at Staypylton on the northern Gold Coast.

The two vehicles collided along Stapylton Jacobs Well Road just before 9.00pm.

A woman in her 20s was taken to Logan Hospital in a stable condition with chest pain, while two women in their 40s were transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital also in stable conditions.