B-dou­ble off the high­way at Karara at week­end

Warwick Daily News - - NEWS -

A TRUCK driver in his 20s was trans­ported to War­wick Hos­pi­tal after his B-dou­ble rolled near the cor­ner of Cun­ning­ham High­way and the Toowoomba Karara Rd ad­ja­cent to the Karara Ho­tel.

The man was out of the ve­hi­cle when emer­gency ser­vices ar­rived on scene after 9pm Sat­ur­day.

He was treated by the Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice and taken to War­wick Hos­pi­tal with mi­nor leg in­juries.

The B-dou­ble had rolled down an em­bank­ment and hit a large tree.

The Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vice was on scene with one unit from War­wick and the Karara Ru­ral Fire Bri­gade.

The QFES spe­cial­ist res­cue crew from Toowoomba was called but turned around when they dis­cov­ered there was no en­trap­ment.

As the ve­hi­cle was off the road, traf­fic was not blocked by the crash on Sat­ur­day night.

The QFES tended to a fuel leak.

Up to 250 litres of the 700 litres in the truck’s fuel tank ended up in the dry earth.

The high­way was closed for 15 min­utes on Sun­day af­ter­noon so the truck and load could be lifted back onto the high­way for re­moval.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

DAM­AGE DONE: The scene early Sun­day after the Sat­ur­day night crash at Karara.

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