TORN APART: A Wowan man somehow escaped with only minor injuries when his car collided with a truck on the Burnett Highway near Jambin.
TORN APART: A Wowan man somehow escaped with only minor injuries when his car collided with a truck on the Burnett Highway near Jambin.

Drivers escape Jambin crash unhurt

A WOWAN man has amazingly survived a crash almost unscathed which left his car a crumbled mess after colliding with a truck near Jambin on Saturday.

Officer-in-charge of Biloela Police Senior Sergent Nick Paton said the accident occurred around 7am on a gravel section of the Burnett Highway that was washed out during the flooding.

A Toyota Yaris veered onto the wrong side of the road and hit a flat-bed truck that was carrying a tractor and slasher. The impact tore apart the passenger side of the car, while the truck ended up in a culvert on its side.

It is believed the car may have been travelling too fast on the loose gravel.

Senior sergent Nick Paton said the 32-year-old driver of the car was lucky to receive only minor injuries and was transported to Biloela Hospital for observation.

The driver of the truck, Gary Dobbs, who was also taken to hospital, told Central Telegraph he had a bump to the head and was a bit sore after the accident.

He told of the scary moment when his truck rolled.

“I just hung on for grim death,” Mr Dobbs said.

He had been heading to Goovigen with his tractor and slasher for a job when the crash occurred.

He said it, as well as the truck, was a write-off.

“It's a reminder to drive to the conditions,” Mr Dobbs said.

The highway was closed for several hours while the truck was removed with traffic diverted through Goovigen.



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