Massive crash on M1 at Beenleigh between truck and bus full of people injures eight and causes traffic chaos

  • Crash on M1 motorway between truck and bus 
  • Traffic is expected to be affected into Wednesday afternoon 

Eight people are injured, including two seriously, after a bus and truck collided on a busy Queensland motorway. 

Emergency services were called to the M1 near the Beenleigh exit ramp between Brisbane and the Gold Coast about midday Wednesday.

It is understood the bus had a full load of passengers with ambulance officers assessing sixty people and treating at least eight – two of whom were rushed to hospital with serious injuries. 

The crash (pictured) is expected to affect traffic into Wednesday afternoon

Traffic is affected with two of the four lanes closed and cleanup crews attending to a fluid leak from the bus.

‘Drivers are advised of possible delays on the M1 southbound at Beenleigh due to a collision between a bus and truck,’ police said in a statement.

‘Motorists are advised to use alternative routes where able.’

The truck driver was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

While one of the bus passengers, a teenager, was transported to Queensland Children’s Hospital with serious head and leg injuries. It is understood they are also stable.