Horses freed but Bruce Highway heavily congested

Lucy Cantori

LATEST: ALL four horses involved in an earlier crash have been freed.

Gollan Racing assistant trainer John Fleming said all four horses had been taken to a Caloundra vet hospital to be assessed.

UPDATE: TWO of the four horses trapped in a truck that rolled over on the Bruce Highway at Beerwah have been freed.

Sunshine Coast Daily journalist Lucy Cantori, who is on the scene with photographer John McCutcheon, said two have been freed with two more still to go.

"One had cuts all over near it's hooves, the other was okay," she said.

Traffic northbound on the Bruce Highway is now heavily congested.

 

EARLIER: FOUR horses are trapped in a truck following a rollover on the Bruce Highway at Beerwah.

Clayton's Towing reports the horse truck rolled about 1km south of  the Bells Creek Road.

A Sunshine Coast Daily journalist on the scene said Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are currently trying to cut the roof off the truck.

A vet has also arrived. The horses are still trapped inside but are awake.

It is understood that the horse float is owned by prominent horse trainer Tony Gollan.

They were travelling up from Brisbane for the races.

The names of the four Gollan Racing horses are Jetsonic, Fresnapol, Whiskey Allround and Casual Choice.

All have been scratched from listed races at Corbould Park this afternoon.


The Queensland Ambulance Service is also treating two people on scene for minor injuries.

One of the passengers said: "I don't know what happened, one minute we were on the road the next minute there's a million trees coming through the windscreen."

Traffic northbound is down to one lane.

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EARLIER: FOUR horses are trapped in a truck following a rollover on the Bruce Highway at Beerwah.

Clayton's Towing reports the horse truck rolled about 1km south of  the Bells Creek Road.

A vet and rescue equipment is on way.

Clayton's Towing said traffic is banking up fast.



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