Serious traffic crash shuts down part of M1

UPDATE @ 12.45pm: A man has been rushed to hospital following a serious crash on the M1 at Gaven.

The accident, involving a motorcycle and car, occurred in the southbound lanes just before Nerang at exit 69.

The motorcyclist, aged in his 30s, was treated at the scene by critical care paramedics before being taken to Gold Coast University hospital with serious arm, pelvic and abdominal injuries.


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Following the crash, traffic was thrown into chaos with three southbound lanes closed.

All lanes have since reopened, however southbound traffic, including surrounding service roads, are still extremely congested.

Motorists have been advised to proceed through the area with caution.

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The crash is the latest of a series of accidents on the M1 this morning as holiday makers begin to head off for the long weekend.

EARLIER @ 11.30am: Emergency services are on scene of a serious multi-vehicle crash which has blocked several lanes of the M1 at Gaven.

The accident occurred in the southbound lanes just before Nerang at exit 69.

It remains unclear how many people have been injured, however a Queensland Ambulance spokesperson confirmed critical care paramedics have been tasked to the scene.

Police are urging motorists to avoid the area if possible, with the wreckage obstructing three southbound lanes.

Major delays are being experienced through the area with southbound traffic backed up for 20km.

Service roads are now also heavily congested.

PHOTO: Supplied | Chris Brain

PHOTO: Supplied | Chris Brain

PHOTO: Supplied | Chris Brain

PHOTO: Supplied | Chris Brain

The crash is the latest of a series of accidents on the M1 this morning as holiday makers begin to head off for the long weekend.

Just before 11.00am, a multi-vehicle crash occurred southbound at Robina, just before exit 82.

Traffic is still moving slowly through this area.

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