TRAFFIC ALERT | Major delays after M1 smash, Gold Coast

UPDATE @ 5.30PM | A person’s been hospitalised following a nasty crash on the M1 this afternoon.

It happened in the northbound lanes just after the Nerang off ramp around 4.30pm.

It’s understood just one car had crashed, but caused all three lanes of traffic to come to a standstill.


Paramedics arrived at the scene around 4.45pm, where they assessed one person briefly.

They then transported them to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Queensland Ambulance couldn’t confirm the person’s age and gender.

EARLIER @ 4.30PM | Major delays for M1 motorists this afternoon, after a nasty crash through Gaven blocked off all three lanes.

Emergency services have been called to the northbound lanes after the Nerang off ramp around 4.30pm.

It’s understood two cars may have collided, but it’s forced the motorway to a complete stop.

One motorist sent this photo through from the scene.

PHOTO | Supplied

Not even 20 minutes after the crash, delays had already stretched back past Nerang, with hardly any traffic able to get through.

Queensland Ambulance were on their way to the scene at the time of writing.

Motorists are being warned of lengthy delays this afternoon.