News

Driver trapped in semi wreck

A semi-trailer lies upside down on the side of the Bruce Hwy after it overturned at the Gavial Creek Rd intersection yesterday morning.
A semi-trailer lies upside down on the side of the Bruce Hwy after it overturned at the Gavial Creek Rd intersection yesterday morning. Allan Reinikka

A MAN was trapped in the severely crushed cabin of a semi-trailer for more than an hour yesterday, as fire crews worked to free him.

The truck overturned on the Bruce Hwy near the Gavial Creek Rd junction, about 10km south of Rockhampton.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 11.30am.

Rockhampton Police City Inspector Dave Peff said safety was a major concern as the truck was carrying 24 tonnes of calcium nitrate fertiliser.

Due to the resultant fuel and chemical spill, a 200-metre exclusion zone was set up but removed soon after.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the cabin of the vehicle was on fire at one point.

She said firefighters were able to free the 54-year-old man from the truck at 1pm.

Initial investigations by police suggest the semi-trailer was attempting to turn at the intersection when it overturned.

One lane of the Bruce Hwy was closed for several hours while the scene was cleared, but police were able to divert traffic.

The man was taken to Rockhampton Hospital with serious injuries.

He was in a stable condition late yesterday afternoon.

 

TRUCK CRASH

When: 11.30am yesterday

Where: Bruce Hwy and Gavial Creek Rd intersection, 10km south of Rockhampton

What: Semi-trailer carrying calcium nitrate overturned. Driver trapped in cab for more than an hour.

Topics:  bruce highway


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Brad stands tall for One Nation

HAT IN THE RING: One Nation candidate for Oxley Brad Trussell.

Brad Trussell is the One Nation candidate for the seat of Oxley.

Selflessly helping others

HELPING HAND: Michael Devlin cooks meals at home and then meets with homeless and disadvantaged in Spring Hill and provides them with food, clothing and blankets.

Jindalee resident Michael Devlin dishes out the love.

Multiple stabbing in domestic disturbance

Man under arrest after allegedly stabbing two people

Latest deals and offers

BREAKING: Mum's entire $12,000 bill waived

Urban Utilities waive $12,327.97 water bill after hearing mum's story

Brad stands tall for One Nation

HAT IN THE RING: One Nation candidate for Oxley Brad Trussell.

Brad Trussell is the One Nation candidate for the seat of Oxley.

Selflessly helping others

HELPING HAND: Michael Devlin cooks meals at home and then meets with homeless and disadvantaged in Spring Hill and provides them with food, clothing and blankets.

Jindalee resident Michael Devlin dishes out the love.

Multiple stabbing in domestic disturbance

Man under arrest after allegedly stabbing two people

Mystery witness comes forward in Sharron Phillips case

Police search for remains of Sharron Phillips in Cobalt St, Carole Park. Sharron Phillips went missing in 1986.

New development in 30-year-old murder mystery

Ban developer donations: Speaker on Sekisui debacle

Independent MP Peter Wellington gives a passionate speech during protests outside the Nambour Council Chambers to prevent a 'secret' council town planning meeting regarding the high rise Sekisui development at Yaroomba. Photo: Iain Curry / Sunshine Coast Daily

Developers should be banned from makiing campaign donations

Caitlyn Shadbolt, Sara Storer join Gympie Muster bill

Caitlyn Shadbolt performs at CMC Rocks in March 2016.

AWARD-winning singers star in third line-up announcement.

I love Inala

Residents of Inala don't want SBS's Struggle Street to be filmed in their suburb as they feel it will be portrayed negatively and they are proud of their community.

Residents are standing in unity to tell us why they love Inala.

Police search for remains

Homicide detectives and forensic officers will oversee the excavation of a roadway and culvert at the site.

Police are searching for remains of 20-year-old Sharron Phillips who disappeared...

Dami Im welcomed home after Eurovision

Dami Im visits her old school John Paul College after coming second in Eurovision 2016.

Dami Im put on a show for her old school John Paul College in Daisy Hill this...

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked