Three injured after police car hit by ute on Gold Coast highway

Three injured after police car hit by ute on Gold Coast highway

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Three people have been injured after a police car was hit from behind by a ute on the M1 motorway in Gold Coast’s north.

Queensland Police said the marked car was stopped on the side of the motorway performing traffic duties when it was hit by a Mitsubishi Triton ute at Helensvale about 1.20pm today.

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A male police officer, a woman and a two-year-old boy are all in hospital in a serious condition.

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“The 55-year-old male police officer, the 54-year-old female driver and a two-year-old passenger of the Mitsubishi were transported to hospital with serious injuries,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

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“The driver of the third vehicle, who had stopped to offer assistance, was not injured.”

Motorists are advised to expect major delays as the four southbound lanes remain banked up as the forensic crash investigation team investigates.

The crash occurred near the theme parks along the motorway.

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