DELAYS are building on the Pacific Motorway after a car smashed into the back of a fire truck in Rochedale South this morning.

The driver of the car has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after rear-ending a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services truck around 4.15am near exit 19 of the motorway.

It is understood the truck was attending the scene of a separate and minor two-vehicle crash in the southbound lane.

A QFES spokesman said the driver of the car had to be freed from the vehicle after becoming trapped.

The driver suffered serious injuries and was taken in a stable condition to Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Traffic is now confined to one open lane on the Pacific Motorway southbound, with traffic backed up from Rochedale South to nearby Westfield's Garden City.

The Gateway Motorway is experiencing bumper to bumper traffic until MacKenzie.

Traffic on the Pacific Motorway headed northbound is slow from Loganholme to Upper Mount Gravatt.

The Gateway Motorway on-ramp to the Pacific Motorway has been closed by police

Diversions are in place to Logan Rd off-ramp.

News Corp Australia


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