Two truck drivers were lucky to escape serious injury when their rigs collided on the Bruce Highway
Two truck drivers were lucky to escape serious injury when their rigs collided on the Bruce Highway

Truck crash causes highway chaos

A TRUCK accident south of Benaraby created traffic chaos along the Bruce Highway last Saturday.

The highway was intermittently closed for 17 hours after a semi-trailer carrying salt and sugar rolled shortly after midnight on Friday, about two kilometres south of the Tannum Sands Road turn-off.

The driver of the southbound semi-trailer is believed to have lost control and rolled the rig which was then struck by a passing truck.

Both drivers escaped injury, one being required to submit a blood specimen for police investigation.

All traffic was initially stopped for four hours after the accident, and a single lane reopened intermittently throughout the day to allow for the massive cleanup of debris and spilled stock.

Police and State Emergency Service units from Tannum Sands, Calliope and Gladstone were called in to assist with the clean-up.

A Gladstone Police spokesman said the highway was eventually reopened about 5pm.



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