UPDATE @ 3.00pm | Police have revealed the ages of the two men involved in a horror police chase and crash in Southport this morning.
A 17 and 18-year-old were in the stolen car, when it lost control and flipped several times on Queen Street, just before 10.00am.
The 18-year-old is fighting for life in hospital, while the 17-year-old was lucky to escape with minor injuries.
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It’s understood the pair were part of a group that broke into a Maudsland house around 9.30am, before fleeing to Oxenford and dumping the car.
One person was arrested at the scene, before the other two fled in another stolen car, speeding back down the M1 to Southport.
The Ethical Standards Command is still investigating this afternoon.
Queen Street remains closed to motorists.
EARLIER @10.30am | A PERSON has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition after rolling their car in Southport following a wild crime spree across the Gold Coast.
A Queensland Police spokesperson has confirmed officers were initially called to reports of a number of people trying to break into a home in Maudsland early on Friday morning. When they arrived, it’s understood the group fled in a car bearing stolen number plates.
Officers tracked the car to Oxenford where the offenders then dumped the vehicle before fleeing into nearby bushland.
Police were able to take one of the alleged offenders in to custody.
Two others involved then stole another vehicle and fled, leading police on a mammoth chase down the M1 and on to Southport Nerang Road before losing control of the vehicle at the intersection of Queen and Nerang Streets in Southport.
One man in the car suffered critical head and leg injuries and has been rushed to hospital with Critical Care Paramedics and the High Acuity Response team.
Another man in the vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Both are believed to be aged in their mid to late 20’s.
Emergency services are expected to remain on the scene for some time with the road closed off to passing motorists.
Drivers are being urged to avoid the area.
No charges have been laid at this stage.
EARLIER @ 10.00AM | A PERSON is in a critical condition after rolling their car in Southport this morning, after allegedly trying to evade police.
There are reports the vehicle was seen driving at speeds on the M1 around 9.00am on Friday, sparking a police response.
The vehicle then got off the motorway and continued driving at speed eastbound along Southport-Nerang Road.
It’s understood the driver lost control at the intersection of Queen and Nerang Streets in Southport around 9.30am.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson told myGC one person in the vehicle has suffered critical leg and head injuries, whilst another person in the car is alert but details of their injuries remain unclear.
#Southport – Multiple crews, including High Acuity Response and Critical Care Paramedics, are on scene at Queen and Nerang Streets following a serious vehicle rollover. One patient is in a critical condition.
— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) August 9, 2019
Multiple emergency crews, including police, firies and paramedics have rushed to the scene.
A number of roads in the area have been blocked, with motorists urged to seek alternative routes.