Pedestrian killed on Gold Coast’s M1

UPDATE @ 8.00am: A MAN has died after being hit by two vehicles on the Pacific Motorway this morning.

Police confirmed the tragic news in a statement just before 8.00am.

“Preliminary information indicates just after 6.20am a man was struck by two vehicles after he walked onto southbound lanes of the highway at Helensvale,” police said.


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The man, aged in his 60s, died at the scene.

The two drivers of the vehicles were taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

There are major traffic delays southbound on the M1 with motorists urged to avoid the area.

EARLIER @ 6.35am: Motorists are being warned to expect lengthy delays southbound on the Pacific Motorway this morning following a serious crash.

The accident happened at Arundel, just before the Smith Street exit, between Exit 62 & 66.

Queensland Ambulance say a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle travelling south just before 6.30am.

They’re currently on scene treating a man, whose age is not yet known.

All lanes southbound on the M1 are at a complete standstill.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area.

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I drove past this poor man around this time, walking slowly down the hard shoulder at Helensvale. He seems to be meandering, not in any particular hurry. I had a strange premonition something was going to happen to him. I feel awful.