Major accident causing big delays on the M1

UPDATE: Police are currently at the scene of a two vehicle traffic crash at Pimpama which has left four men in a serious but stable condition.

Initial information suggests that around 6.10am, a truck was travelling southbound on the M1 near exit 49 when it crossed into the northbound lanes, hit a ute and travelled into bushland before coming to a stop.

The male driver and sole occupant of the truck, and three males in the ute have all been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.


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Three lanes of the M1 are currently open, but drivers can expect delays.

It is expected the M1 will completely reopen at around 9.30am.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

UPDATE: FOUR people have been taken to hospital following a multi-vehicle crash on the M1 at Pimpama this morning.

Queensland Ambulance says three patients were taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

One person, believed to be a 35-year-old man, has been taken in a serious condition. It’s understood he suffered a broken leg and serious head injuries.

There was a large amount of debris covering the lanes, but according to a QPS Facebook update it appears someone removed those items.

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EARLIER: Motorists are being warned of major delays on the M1 this morning following a major accident at Pimpama.

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Initial reports suggest a truck, travelling in a southbound direction, crashed through the median strip and into the path of oncoming cars heading northbound around 6.00am.

The truck collided with a semi-trailer and two cars and there is a significant amount of debris across the motorway.

At this stage, two lanes of the motorway are blocked and police are on the scene.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson says two people were taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition and another was transported in a stable condition.

It’s believed one of those taken to hospital was a 35-year-old male who suffered  a broken leg and head injuries.

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At the time of writing, there were major delays back to Oxenford.

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Delays are being made worse by the roadworks through Coomera.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area and use sides roads or delay their trip.

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