Semi-trailer crash leaves four injured
A TRUCK driver who was airlifted to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane is in a critical but stable condition after his semi-trailer rolled on the Leichhardt Highway at Kowguran, 15 km north of Miles last week.
Police said initial information indicated a semi-trailer transporting rail carriage parts overturned before two vehicles travelling in opposite directions crashed into the trailer about 9.15pm.
The 54-year-old male semi-trailer driver from Mallabula, suffered life-threatening injuries after being trapped in the vehicle.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said they used hydraulic equipment to free him from the wreckage.
A male passenger from the second vehicle and the male driver of the third vehicle were airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Queensland Ambulance Service said one of the men sustained abdominal injuries and the other a shoulder injury.
A fourth male patient was transported in a stable condition to Miles Hospital with a wrist injury.
The Leichhardt Highway remained closed to all traffic until early Tuesday evening.
IN PIECES: The wreckage from a truck rollover on Leichhardt Highway at Kowguran, 15km north of Miles.