A truck driver was lucky to walk away with minor injuries after his vehicle rolled 25kms west of Calliope
A truck driver was lucky to walk away with minor injuries after his vehicle rolled 25kms west of Calliope

Two accidents on Dawson Highway



EMERGENCY service workers leaving the scene of a vehicle rollover on the Dawson Highway at 6pm yesterday were called to a truck rollover ten kilometres down the road.

Calliope Police Senior Constable Paul Foley said after the first incident a 75-year-old Calliope man was taken to Gladstone Hospital with a dislocated shoulder and a number of minor lacerations.

Snr Const Foley said he was about to leave the scene when he was alerted to a semi-trailer rollover on a minor bend above a dry creek bed further down the highway.

He said witnesses described seeing the load of cardboard move moments before the incident.

The driver and sole occupant was treated for a head laceration at the scene.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service was required to cover a diesel spill with foam and sand.

"We'll probably end up closing the Dawson Highway until the early hours of the morning,'' Snr Const Foley said.

Another prime mover was to be called to transfer the load, before a crane could right the vehicle.



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