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M1 chaos as truck rolls on to police car on Gold Coast’s M1 motorway Qld Australia

A TRAPPED police officer had to be cut from his wrecked car after a terrible smash with a truck on the M1 this morning.

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The M1 is in gridlock after a truck reportedly rolled on to the police car in the southbound lanes just after 11am.

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It is understood two police officers were sitting in the car parked by the side of the M1 when the truck veered out of its lane, clipping the police car on the side and crushing the police car on to the side barrier.

The collision caused the truck to tip on to its side. It then slid 70m down the road.

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The M1 is in chaos after a bad truck and car crash. Photo: Ali Marks

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police-car-crash-gold-coast-qld-australia image www.policesearch (4)A witness reported seeing an officer freed from his vehicle by emergency service personnel using the ‘jaws of life’.

police-car-crash-gold-coast-qld-australia image www.policesearch (5)There are now some lanes closed between exits 62 and 66.

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Traffic is rapidly building and is banked up several kilometres back to the Oxenford exit.

Traffic in the northern lanes is also slowing with reports it has banked up back to Gaven.

There are no details on any injuries from the smash.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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Henry Sapiecha