UPDATE: The condition of a woman who was left fighting for life after a crash on the M1 has improved.
The 26-year-old is now in a serious but stable condition in hospital after her car crashed into a truck at Helensvale around 8:20pm last night.
EARLIER: A 26-year-old woman is fighting for life after crashing into a truck on the M1.
Her hatchback ran up the back of the prime mover in the southbound lanes at Helensvale around 8:20pm on Monday.
The car then side-swiped another vehicle before smashing into the guardrail cables.
The driver was taken to hospital in a critical condition and the Forensic Crash Unit was called in to investigate.
The crash came less than 36 hours after a man died on the same stretch of road, when his broken-down ute was hit by another car, in the northbound lanes.