Weather sparks chaos

This refrigerated truck ended up on its side after the driver lost control on the Bruce Hwy.
This refrigerated truck ended up on its side after the driver lost control on the Bruce Hwy. Renee Pilcher

SLIPPERY roads around the region caused several crashes, including a truck rollover on the Bruce Hwy at Federal yesterday morning.

The truck driver lost control of his refrigeration truck, which ended up on its side, on the side of the road.

It is believed glare from the sun caused a three-vehicle traffic crash on the Bruce Hwy at Kybong, about 1km north of the Matilda service station, at 4.30pm on Sunday.

An ambulance attended the scene but no one was seriously injured or needed to be taken to hospital. The vehicles were towed away.

Another three-vehicle traffic crash happened at the intersection of Reef and Channon Sts, about midday on Saturday.

It is believed a slippery road surface was the cause. Police said drink-driving was not a factor.

Gympie Fire and Rescue Service said a few "fender benders" around the region were most likely caused by the wet weather.

Further away, a Bundaberg family of four left the camping area at Kinkuna National Park on Saturday evening after heavy rain fell in the area.

With about 125mm recorded overnight, all rivers and streams in the area of the national park had risen dramatically.

The campers made a decision to leave the camping area, but their car became submerged while crossing a flooded creek.

The vehicle ended up in the middle of the creek and the driver called police once he and his passengers had made it onto the car's roof.

Police rescued the children with a rope and the two adults were winched to safety by AGL Rescue helicopter.


Weekend rain

Rainfall in the 24 hours to 9am Sunday

  • Gympie 76mm
  • Double Island Pnt 78mm
  • Tiaro 56mm
  • Toolara 54mm
  • Rainbow Beach 83mm
  • Noosaville 106mm
  • Miva 50mm
  • Maleny 89mm
  • Maroochydore 114mm
  • Kenilworth 110mm
  • Goomboorian 64mm

Topics:  car crash fire and rescue service rain weather

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