ONE lane of the Toowoomba Connection Road at the top of the range is blocked this morning after a truck carrying chickens crashed.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said the semi crashed in the eastbound lane just before 10.40am.

A truck carrying chickens has crashed in Toowoomba.
A truck carrying chickens has crashed in Toowoomba. Michael Nolan

 

"One lane is open and one lane is blocked," the spokesman said.

"The truck was carrying chickens."

The spokesman said a number of the chickens had escaped from the truck after the crash.

A truck carrying chickens has crashed in Toowoomba
A truck carrying chickens has crashed in Toowoomba Michael Nolan

"They're all over the place," he said.

Two Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews are on the scene as well as the Queensland Ambulance Service.

"The truck was on its side at the top of the range," a QFES spokeswoman said.

A truck carrying chickens has crashed in Toowoomba.
A truck carrying chickens has crashed in Toowoomba. Michael Nolan

"There were no entrapments." 

Fire crews are showering chickens that survived the crash with water to cool them down and destress them.

Crews are also working to disassemble parts of the truck to get to trapped chickens that are still alive.

A truck carrying chickens has crashed in Toowoomba
A truck carrying chickens has crashed in Toowoomba Michael Nolan

Many chickens are believed to have been killed in the crash.

The truck driver sustained minor injuries in the crash.



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