An unknown number of cattle are roaming the Carnarvon Hwy after a truck rolled early this morning. FILE PHOTO
An unknown number of cattle are roaming the Carnarvon Hwy after a truck rolled early this morning. FILE PHOTO Tobi Loftus

Cattle roaming highway after B-double rollover in CQ

7.30AM: CATTLE were injured and others are still roaming the highway hours after a B-double rolled near Rolleston this morning.

The cattle train, carrying an unknown number of animals, crashed on the Carnarvon Hwy heading towards Injune about 1.55am today.

Paramedics assessed the driver on the scene, but luckily his injures did not require treatment.

The vehicle is reportedly still on its side, but the last QPS update available says a tow truck was being arranged as at 4.47am.

The Queensland Police Service were called at 2am to the scene 11.4km from the Rolleston turnoff.

A spokesman said they were still trying to round up cattle as of 3.50am.

A member of the public has posted to the On The Pads "QLD EDITION" Facebook page to report the cattle are still roaming.

"Carnarvon highway about 15ks south of Rolleston B double stock crate gone over," they posted.

"It's off to the side and highway is open at the moment.

"A few cattle wandering around.

"All else unknown."

The QPS could not confirm how many animals were injured, and how they would be treated as a result.



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