Injured truck driver praises rescue team
IT TOOK an hour-and-a-half for emergency crews to cut a Monto man from the cabin after a truck rollover on Friday afternoon.
The 67-year-old was airlifted to Rockhampton hospital after he rolled a Baldwins Sand and Gravel semi-trailer filled with sand on the Burnett Hwy south of Thangool at 1.30pm.
"It happened very quickly," Gary Price said on Tuesday morning.
"I saw a man in my rear-view mirror and he called emergency services right away.
"I stayed conscious the whole time and it took an hour-and-a-half to get me out."
Mr Price said he was in a bit of pain while ambulance officers worked on either side of the cabin to extract him from the wreck.
X-rays at Rockhampton ECU revealed no broken bones but he does have a "massive hematoma" on his right thigh.
"My praise really goes out to the ambos, SES andhelicopter," Mr Price said.
"I remember one young ambulance officer called Hope, she was just absolutely brilliant.
"They kept my spirits up as well as helped me."