DRIVER ES­CAPES WITH CUTS

High­way closed af­ter av­o­cado truck rolls near Howard:

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

A TRUCK driver has had a lucky es­cape af­ter the B-dou­ble he was driv­ing crashed down an em­bank­ment on the Bruce Hwy yes­ter­day.

A res­cue he­li­copter was sent to the scene of the crash, which hap­pened about 2km north of Howard in the south­bound lane, but was able to turn around when am­bu­lance crews at the scene re­ported the man had es­caped se­ri­ous in­jury.

He had a load of av­o­ca­does on board.

A spokes­woman from the Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice said emer­gency ser­vices re­sponded, were sent to the scene af­ter the crash, hav­ing been told the man was trapped in the ve­hi­cle. How­ever the man was able to climb out of the cab by him­self and when he was ex­am­ined by am­bu­lance crews, they found no ev­i­dence of sig­nif­i­cant in­juries.

A spokesman from Queens­land Po­lice Me­dia said the man suf­fered mi­nor cuts. He was taken by am­bu­lance to Mary­bor­ough Hos­pi­tal as a pre­cau­tion. He trav­elled in a sta­ble con­di­tion.

The crash hap­pened about 2pm and closed down a lane of the high­way for sev­eral hours.

Po­lice man­aged the traf­fic, al­ter­nat­ing be­tween al­low­ing south and north bound traf­fic past the crash scene.

Of­fi­cers from fire and emer­gency ser­vices ex­am­ined the truck in an ef­fort to make the area safe.

“We just made the scene safe just be­fore 3pm,” a spokes­woman from Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices said.

The spokesman from Queens­land Po­lice said fire crews of­ten had to check crash scenes in case fuel had spilled.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

HIGH­WAY MESS: The driver of this av­o­cado truck was lucky to es­cape with cuts af­ter an ac­ci­dent on the Bruce Hwy near Howard.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

TRUCK ROLLOVER: A truck car­ry­ing av­o­ca­dos crashed on the Bruce Hwy near Howard.

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