Scary scenes as truck loses tyre on the M1

A TRUCK driver has been praised for keeping his utility on the road after it lost a tyre on the Gold Coast’s M1 this afternoon.

One of the truck’s tyres burst in the southbound lanes at Nerang near Exit 71 just after 3pm.

It was a frightening time for both the truck driver and fellow motorists the prime mover started to swerve dangerously.


A witness who was travelling in the car behind the truck at the time has praised the driver for the way he handled the situation.

“The tyre just popped and the truck started swerving all over the motorway,” the witness said. “The truck swerved into the middle lane before the driver regained control and pulled up safely.”

The truck managed to come to a stop in the fast lane. 

Motorists are advised to proceed through the area with caution.