Police update 3: Serious traffic crash, Helensvale

Police have charged a 27-year-old man following a serious multi-vehicle crash on the Pacific Motorway at Helensvale on Saturday.

It will be alleged around 11.50am, a white 1999 Holden Rodeo utility was travelling southbound alongside a laden fuel tanker, when it clipped the semi-trailer, causing the tanker to roll into a red 2009 Ford Falcon sedan.

No one sustained serious injuries.

The overturned tanker spilt fuel in the southbound lanes, prompting police to declare an emergency situation under provisions of the Public Safety Preservation Act (PSPA) while crews rendered the crash scene safe.

The Pacific Motorway was closed in both directions between the Gold Coast Highway (Exit 62) and Smith Street (Exit 66).

The PSPA was revoked around 3.15am yesterday morning, following the full re-opening of the motorway.

Subsequent investigations lead police to charge a 27-year-old Upper Coomera man with one count of driving without due care and attention.

He is scheduled to appear at the Southport Magistrates Court on February 19, 2020.

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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