Up to ten cars were involved in a serious accident on a Queensland highway shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday.
7NEWS understands that two teenagers, aged just 13, were allegedly driving a stolen car leading up to the accident, which caused chaos and hospitalized several people.
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According to Queensland Police, the accident happened near the M1 exit in Pimpama.
According to 7NEWS, two teenagers and a woman in her 50s were hospitalized with injuries sustained in the crash.
Queensland Police confirmed to 7NEWS.com.au that two teenagers have been arrested following a multi-vehicle accident.
“Between six and ten vehicles were damaged in the alleged incident, which occurred around 4:40 p.m.,” police said.
The stolen vehicle is believed to be a white Mazda stolen from Varsity Lakes that was reportedly traveling at high speed in the moments leading up to the accident.
The multi-vehicle accident caused chaos on Pacific Mwy and three southbound lanes were closed but have since reopened.
“Three lanes that were closed during the accident were reopened around 6 p.m.,” police said.
“Drivers are asked to avoid the area, otherwise they must expect longer delays.”