CQ Comet stable after truck crash
UPDATE 6pm: CQ COMETS forward Alan Rothery was transported to Rockhampton Hospital after a semi-trailer accident near Dululu at 1.20pm today.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the 28-year-old suffered pelvis and leg injuries.
Firefighters said the vehicle hit a tree and rolled into a ditch off the Burnett Highway 1km south of Dululu.
He was trapped by the legs in the badly crushed cabin for over two and a half hours.
The QAS spokeswoman said the semi-trailer leaked a small amount of fuel after the crash.
Alan’s condition is stable.
3.55pm: CQ Comets coach Wayne Barnett has confirmed the driver of the truck which crashed near Dululu this afternoon is forward Alan Rothery.
The former NRL player only returned from suspension to play his first game of 2011 in the Comets’ victory over Easts in Brisbane last weekend.
It’s understood emergency crews are still working to free Rothery from the vehicle.
More to follow.
3pm: Firefighters had to disconnect the battery in an overturned truck as they tried to rescue the driver.
A Queensland Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said firefighters would be at least another hour at the scene of the accident, near Dululu this afternoon.
She said they had cleaned the area of debris.
1.35pm: A 28-year-old truck driver is trapped in a badly crushed cabin after a single vehicle rollover near Dululu on the Burnett Highway.
Emergency services from Rockhampton and Mount Morgan are believed on their way to the truck accident scene, which is 1km south of Dululu towards Biloela.
Initial reports from the scene say the cabin is badly crushed with the driver trapped by the legs in a small uncrushed section.