LATEST @ June 18, 2.45 PM | Queensland Police are hoping to track down the driver of a black Hyundai Accent Hatchback following a serious motorbike crash on the Pacific Motorway yesterday.
The accident, which happened southbound on the M1 at Ormeau around 2.30pm on Wednesday, has left a motorcyclist fighting for life.
It’s understood the rider, a 20-year-old man, lost control while riding and crashed into the back of a car before being thrown into a side barrier.
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He was treated on scene by Critical Care Paramedics and the High Acuity Response Unit before being rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition with significant injuries to his abdomen, pelvis and legs.
The Forensic Crash Unit is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash and are now appealing for the driver of a black Hyundai Accent Hatchback that was seen travelling south on the M1 around the time of the crash to contact them.
Witnesses, or anyone with dash-cam vision of the area at the time are also being urged to make contact if they haven’t already done so.
Investigations are ongoing.
EARLIER @ June 17, 3.30 PM | Traffic has been brought to a halt southbound on the Pacific Motorway this afternoon following a nasty crash involving a motorbike.
The accident happened just after Exit 45 at Ormeau around 2.30pm on Wednesday.
A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson told myGC the rider is understood to have crashed into the back of a car before colliding with a guard rail.
The 20-year-old man suffered life threatening injuries to his abdomen, pelvis and legs.
He was treated on scene by Critical Care Paramedics and the High Acuity Response unit before being rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.
Police are now appealing for anyone who saw a small hatchback that was travelling south on the M1 around the time of the accident to contact them.
“Police are seeking assistance from motorists who may have seen a small hatchback, unknown colour around the time of the crash & last seen travelling south to contact them with any information,” Qld Police tweeted.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads says at least one lane has been blocked southbound with long delays expected during the peak hour rush.
Traffic is building in the area, with side roads now also heavily congested as motorists try to seek alternative routes.
Drivers are being urged to avoid the area or allow for extra travel time.