TRAFFIC MAYHEM AT APPLE TREE CK
Accident closes one lane of the Bruce Hwy as police investigate the scene of the incident
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.”
ROLLOVER: The accident scene last Monday at Apple Tree Creek on the Bruce Hwy.
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.