Tradie faces court over deadly M1 ladder accident

< img src=""class="ff-og-image-inserted" > A Gold Coast tradie has actually dealt with court over a mishap on the M1 in 2015 that claimed the life of a motorcyclist. Brodie Troy Smith, 40, was allegedly driving his ute on the motorway in Nerang on November 2 when a ladder fell off the back as well as onto the street.

Craig Ward, 53, was riding his motorcycle behind him and also was forced to take evasive action to avoid the ladder.


When he swerved, he was struck by an additional lorry, experiencing fatal injuries.

Smith showed up in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with one matter of hazardous operation of an automobile causing fatality.

He did not enter a plea and was remanded to re-emerge in court on May 20.