Cattle train crash cuts highway



A NUMBER of cattle were destroyed after a prime mover rolled on the Bruce Highway, 30km south of Miriam Vale on Wednesday night.

Miriam Vale police Sergeant Owen Harms said the accident occurred when a B-double prime mover, carrying 90 head of cattle, had a blowout on the highway about 8.20pm.

'The south-bound B-double prime mover, heading to Proston (in the Fraser Coast South Burnett region) had a blow-out, left the roadway and overturned, destroying a number of cattle,' Sgt Harms said.

He said the driver was not injured in the accident.

'The highway was closed on and off all night, until it was re-opened about 7am this morning (yesterday),' he said.

Sgt Harms said State Emergency Services (SES) volunteers, local graziers, Queensland Fire and Rescue officers and Miriam Vale plant hire operators assisted police in the large-scale recovery operation.



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