Truckie survives rollover
A TRUCK driver, 51, on his way from Bowen to Brisbane on Sunday morning with a B-double full of vegetables managed to get away unharmed when his truck rolled onto its side.
Tiaro Police are investigating the cause of the crash, which occurred along the Bruce Highway just north of the Glenwood School about 4am.
At this stage it is unknown why the load in the truck’s rear trailer shifted and caused the whole truck to roll onto its left side and leave the road.
A police spokesman said yesterday morning police stayed with the truck until the highway was cleared about 1.30pm and the driver was not a local.
“Both trailers had considerable loads,” the spokesperson said and “the cause and actions” police might take are still “under consideration”.
Clayton’s Towing Gympie manager Daniel Calrow said he got the call about 4am on Sunday and arrived just after the crash.
He said the driver was on his way to the markets in Brisbane.
The highway was intermittently closed from 4am to about 2pm on Sunday while Clayton’s Towing recovered the rolled B-double.
Mr Calrow said it was not easy to recover as the refrigerated trailers were heavily laden.
Airbags were needed to raise the trailers so that the sides didn’t fall off under the weight of the load.
Once upright the truck was towed to Brisbane and was not drivable due to a ruptured fuel tank, Mr Calrow said.