LUCKY ESCAPE: A truckie was cut from this B-double after a collision with a motorhome on Yeppoon Road
LUCKY ESCAPE: A truckie was cut from this B-double after a collision with a motorhome on Yeppoon Road Chris Ison

Motorhome and truck in collision

A MUM and her two young children were taken to Rockhampton Hospital Friday after their motorhome and a truck collided on Yeppoon Road.

The truck driver was trapped in the cabin of his furniture truck, pinned to his seat by the steering wheel.

Amazingly, all escaped with only minor injuries.

The crash created a mess on the busy 100kmh road about 8.30am.

An emergency services spokesman said the mother had a “nasty head laceration” from the crash but the two infants had only minor injuries.

The truck driver was cut free from the vehicle and taken to hospital with cuts and bruises.

It took more than an hour for two ambulances to transfer the patients and then for the wreckages to be cleared from the road.

The latest traffic data from the Department of Main Roads estimates about 10,000 vehicles use the Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road every day.

A spokesperson for the department said in the 12 months to December 2007, their most recent statistics, there were 21 crashes recorded on the road.

“Of the 21 recorded crashers, none were fatal and 10 resulted in injury. The remainder resulted in property damage only,” a spokesperson said.

The department is upgrading a 2km section of the road.



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