B-double nearly rolls on Bruce Hwy
POLICE said it was incredible the driver of this B-double didn’t roll the truck on the Bruce Highway south of Rockhampton yesterday morning.
He was driving north towards the city when he left the marked lane just prior to the rail overpass between the Burnett Highway and Gavial Creek Road.
The driver collected the railing and ran parallel with it across the bridge before the trailer jack-knifed and tossed the truck from the road.
The B-double skidded off the highway, only coming to a stop when it crashed into a tree on the side of the road.
Rockhampton police traffic branch, Acting Sergeant Mark Dean said it was incredible that the driver wasn’t hurt and the B-double didn’t roll.
He said police would investigate what caused the crash.
Part of the Bruce Highway was blocked yesterday around midday while two tow trucks were called in to drag the B-double back onto the road.
Acting Sergeant Dean said some of the tyres on the vehicle blew when it collided with the bridge railing.
The B-double was stabilised and brought back onto the highway.
Some tyres were replaced on the trailers, which were towed away by another truck.
Traffic between Rockhampton and Gladstone was diverted off the Bruce Highway down the Burnett Highway while the B-double was being removed.