A four-truck accident closed the Bruce Highway south of Miriam Vale.
A four-truck accident closed the Bruce Highway south of Miriam Vale. Brenda Strong

Police investigation into semi-trailer accident ongoing

POLICE investigations into the cause of yesterday's crash involving four semi-trailers are continuing.

Motorists experienced long delays yesterday morning after the multi-vehicle crash on the Bruce Highway, 22km south of Miriam Vale.

Two semi-trailers are believed to have been travelling northbound and two were heading southbound.

No injuries were sustained by any of the drivers.

Both lanes of the highway were closed for some time before one lane re-opened at 8.30am. The crash was cleared by 9am.

Three of the four vehicles were carrying loads - an excavator, cement and Styrofoam.

Highway frustrates motorists

JUDY Taylor spends her days listening to customers complain about the state of the Bruce Hwy and the motorists who travel on it.

She works at the giant crab petrol station in Miriam Vale and hears all about how much people hate the current roadworks.

"People come in with all kinds of different opinions," she said.

"Everybody is complaining about the roadworks and how long they are being held up.

"That's probably why there are accidents. People are getting frustrated."

She admitted she even complained herself when she travelled to Gladstone.

But after 17 years of working next to the Bruce Hwy, she understands the roadworks need to be done.

"I've seen a lot of crashes in that time," she said.



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