Man, 28, dies in head-on crash

A MAN was killed in a traffic accident on a road close to the Gold Coast 600 circuit.

The fatal accident happened on Thursday on the Gold Coast Hwy south of Admiralty Dr.

The section of road had temporary diversions on it while the Armor All Gold Coast 600 was on this weekend.

At about 5.30pm on Thursday a utility collided with a prime mover, Gold Coast police said.

Gold Coast district officer, Superintendent Paul Ziebarth, said a 28-year-old North Coast man was treated at the scene, but died after arriving at hospital.

The driver of the truck was also taken to the Gold Coast Hospital with minor injuries.

"The 28-year-old person from the North Coast has driven his vehicle on the wrong side of the highway and collided head-on with a prime mover towing a trailer," Supt Ziebarth said.

"It's unclear why the driver of the utility was on the incorrect side of the road."

Gold Coast police were appealing for witnesses.

Supt Ziebarth said police were investigating if driver frustration, stemming from traffic delays, had been a factor.

"This is a timely reminder for all motorists out there for the Gold Coast 600 there will be traffic delays," he said.

"Make sure you obey the directional signs."

He said it was the first serious crash in the area of the road diversions.

"Their will be delays, please take time," he explained.

"In the short-term we will be assisting drivers when we can, but it is very important that people take responsibility for their driving and don't take unnecessary risks."



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