Garbage truck driver sustains minor injuries from rollover

WHAT WE KNOW:

  • Garbage truck rolled outside Bouldercombe State School on the Burnett Highway about 6.45am
  • 52-year-old male driver was pinned by the steering wheel 
  • The truck landed on its side
  • The driver sustained lacerations to the forehead and possible fracture of ribs and pelvis

7.45am: EMERGENCY services have released a truck driver trapped by a steering wheel after a rollover this morning.

Reports indicate the 52-year-old is now being treated for minor injuries including lacerations to the head and possible fractures to the ribs and pelvis.

He is being transported to the Rockhampton Hospital by the Queensland Ambulance Service.

7.15AM: THE driver pinned by the steering wheel of a garbage truck has sustained head injuries in a truck rollover this morning.

Reports indicate the 52-year-old man has lacerations to the forehead as a result of the accident, which is  in an 80km zone on the Burnett Highway near the Bouldercombe State School.

Emergency services are currently working to get the man out of the truck.

The truck is on its side.

6.45am: EMERGENCY services are responding to reports of a truck rollover outside a primary school.

Reports indicate the accident is on the Burnett Highway outside the Bouldercombe State School.

It is believed the truck is a garbage truck and there is debris scattered on the road.

Reports indicate the truck driver is pinned inside the truck by the steering wheel, but is conscious and breathing.



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