Truck rollover causes chaos on major Gold Coast road

LATEST @ 8.00 AM | It may be a little harder to get your hands on a rapid antigen test this morning after a truck reportedly carrying thousands of the kits rolled on the Gold Coast.

The B-Double lost control northbound at the Smith Street exit around 3.30am on Thursday.

Police have confirmed the exit remains closed this morning and is expected to remain shut for at least the next few hours as the cleanup continues.


The driver of the heavy vehicle suffered facial, chest and leg injuries in the crash.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics before taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

EARLIER @ 3.45 AM | Part of a major Gold Coast road has been closed after a truck rolled over in the early hours of the morning.

It happened at the Smith Street exit on the M1 around 3.30 on Thursday morning.

Paramedics, including the High Acuity Response Unit, treated the driver before he was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious condition.

One of the northbound lanes has had to be closed as emergency services work to clear the scene.

Queensland Police have warned Exit 66 may need to close at some stage and motorists should expect delays.