Queensland

Brisbane traffic: five-car crash causes heavy delays on Pacific Motorway

Summer holidays are a distant memory for commuters on Brisbane's south side on Wednesday morning, with heavy delays on the Pacific Motorway after a five-car bingle.

Traffic was crawling inbound for more than 12 kilometres between Loganholme and Yatala, after a five-car nose-to-tail accident just before 6am.

An Australian Traffic Network spokesman said the crash has been cleared but heavy delays were expected to remain for some time.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said one patient was assessed by paramedics at the scene but did not require transport.

On the city's east side, a crash between a motorcyclist and a car in Old Cleveland Road in Carina has also caused heavy delays.

The crash occurred about 6.30am near the intersection of Mayfield Road and blocked the inbound lanes.

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Police diverted traffic around the crash scene and congestion was back to Creek Road, according to the ATN, as paramedics treated the rider.

The motorcyclist suffered a shoulder injury, the QAS spokeswoman said.

The scene has since been cleared and traffic is expected to ease quickly.

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