Police officer hit by car, ambo hurt during traffic stop on Pacific Motorway in wet weather
A police officer has been hit by a car on the Pacific Motorway at the Gold Coast, with the wet weather being blamed for the accident.
An ambulance officer was also injured after the crash, which forced the closure of northbound lanes through the area.
The initial incident happened just after 11.30am when a police car pulled over for a routine traffic stop on the motorway at Currumbin, just before Stewart Road.
As the officer stepped out of the car, an oncoming vehicle hit him, in what is being described by police as an accident caused by the wet weather.
The officer was taken to hospital in a serious condition, while another patient as well as an ambulance officer were also injured and taken to hospital in stable conditions.
Northbound lanes of the motorway were closed, with traffic initially being diverted down Stewart Road before being directed to the Gold Coast Highway.
Australian Traffic Network spokeswoman Amelia Oberhardt said as a result, there were "pretty bad" five-kilometre delays through Bilinga and Tugun, just after 1pm.