Two Defence vehicle crashes in a month on Bruce Hwy

THE Bruce Hwy has taken its toll on the Australian Defence Force for the second time in just over a month.

On Sunday night at about 11pm, there was a three-vehicle crash involving defence vehicles near Miriam Vale.

A four-wheel-drive with a trailer attached had stopped to turn right near Colosseum Creek.

A fuel truck behind it braked but the next fuel truck failed to.

The accident follows a single vehicle crash north of Mt Larcom on June 18.

Both accidents took place while the convoy was on the way to and from international training exercise Talisman Sabre/Hamel in Rockhampton.

Minister of Defence Kevin Andrews wouldn't say if was concerned about the occurrences because they were still under investigation by Queensland Police.

Miriam Vale Police senior constable Greg Dapiere said there appeared to be some diesel on the road on Sunday night.

"There was no chance of a fire but I wouldn't be lighting a cigarette," he said.

"Traffic was obviously light at that time of night, but it is a good reminder to stay vigilant on the road and don't make assumptions what other drivers are going to do."

From the latest accident, three people were taken to hospital. Two have since been released and one was transported to Brisbane on Monday.



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