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May 15, 2021

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Police declared an emergency situation on the Pacific Motorway (M1) at Helensvale after a serious multi-vehicle crash involving a fuel tanker on Saturday.

The Pacific Motorway was closed in both directions between the Gold Coast Highway (exit 62) and Smith Street (exit 66). The fuel tanker involved overturned and spilt fuel in the southbound lanes of the motorway around 11.50am on Saturday.

No one sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident.

Police declared an emergency situation under the provisions of the Public Safety Preservation Act while crews render the crash scene safe.

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The process of removing the truck took several hours.

Police revoked the emergency declaration following at 3.15am on Sunday following the full re-opening of the motorway.

Initial investigations into the crash suggest a white Holden Rodeo ute attempted to re-enter a lane in front of a truck.

The ute has clipped the truck causing it to spin and roll into another car, a red Ford Falcon.

Police are appealing for anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Just think: If we move to EVs, there will be less Petrol tankers! (It will take quite a few years to move away from Dino power, but it will happen!)
    Another fact: There will be less differential in fuel costs with EVs: The manipulation of fuel price (on holiday weekends for instance) will probably not happen because the power is virtually the same cost everywhere, so barring the small extra cost of maintaining a charge station in for example Bourke, the cost should be not vastly greater than in the capital city.

    Vive la revolution!

    Personally, cannot wait to get my Tesla Cybertruck!!

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