TRAF­FIC MAY­HEM AT AP­PLE TREE CK

Accident closes one lane of the Bruce Hwy as po­lice in­ves­ti­gate the scene of the in­ci­dent

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By JODIE DIXON

THE Bruce Hwy was tem­po­rar­ily blocked last Mon­day as emer­gency crews tended to a crash be­tween Ap­ple Tree Creek and Childers.

About 9am Mon­day a truck had its dog trailer con­tain­ing or­ange tub­ing tip com­pletely block­ing one lane of the high­way about 200m from the An­der­son Rd in­ter­sec­tion.

The truck’s driver, 55-year-old David Sin­clair from North Lakes, north of Brisbane, said the trailer snapped off and the truck went to the left up an em­bank­ment then flipped on the road.

Luck­ily the con­tents of the trailer did not come loose dur­ing the crash.

A tow truck trav­elled from Gympie to as­sist in clear­ing the area and Childers SES and Bund­aberg po­lice con­ducted traf­fic con­trol, di­vert­ing cars around the in­ci­dent.

Childers Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices’ Lieu­tenant Ti­mothy Bunn was called to the in­ci­dent on the high­way.

“No per­sons were in­jured, the trailer had bro­ken away from the truck and rolled on its side,” he said.

Emer­gency ser­vices at the scene were fire, po­lice, am­bu­lance and the SES.

“One lane of traf­fic was blocked and traf­fic con­trol was in place,” Lt Bunn said.

Due to the start of the Christ­mas hol­i­days the vol­ume of traf­fic on the high­way was in­creased.

Emer­gency ser­vices urged peo­ple trav­el­ling on the roads at this time of year to be aware of the fa­tal five.

“A say­ing of mine, we can clean up af­ter an in­ci­dent, re­place property but you can’t re­place lives,” Lt Bunn said.

“It’s bet­ter ar­riv­ing at your des­ti­na­tion an hour late than not ar­riv­ing at all.”

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

ROLLOVER: The accident scene last Mon­day at Ap­ple Tree Creek on the Bruce Hwy.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

LANE CLOSED: The Bruce Hwy at Ap­ple Tree Creek was down to one lane last Mon­day as emer­gency ser­vices cleared the road of this over­turned trailer.

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