Pedestrian hit and killed by truck on Gold Coast’s M1

UPDATE @ 8.45am: POLICE have confirmed the M1 has reopened at Reedy Creek following an earlier fatal incident involving a truck and pedestrian.

The soundbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway were shut down this morning after a man was hit by a truck around 4.20am.

The man, whose age is not known, died at the scene.


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Both southbound lanes of the M1 have since reopened and traffic is quickly starting to flow.

Investigations into the crash are continuing.

EARLIER @ 7.30am: A PEDESTRIAN has been hit and killed by a truck on the M1 at Reedy Creek.

The tragic incident happened in the soundbound lanes at about 4.20am.

“The man was walking on the southbound lanes of the Pacific Motorway when he was struck by a truck,” police said in a statement.

The man, whose age is not known, died at the scene.

Both southbound lanes of the motorway will remain closed whilst the Forensic Crash Unit investigates.

All motorists are being urged to avoid the area, with traffic diversions in place via exit 82.

Police are appealing to any members of the public who may have witnessed or have dash-cam footage of the incident to contact police.

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EARLIER @ 5.30am: MOTORISTS are being asked to avoid travelling southbound on the M1 at Reedy Creek, with a serious incident set to shut the motorway down for much of the morning.

The southbound lanes from Exit 82 at Robina Parkway have been closed with all traffic being diverted off the M1.

A Queensland Police spokesperson has confirmed the motorway will be closed for at least a few hours as they deal with the incident.

They have asked all motorists to avoid travelling southbound on the M1 from around Merrimac to ease congestion.

The northbound lanes are also experiencing congestion through the Reedy Creek stretch, despite the lanes being open.

Police are refusing to confirm details on just what has happened, only confirming they are dealing with a “serious traffic incident”.