Truck driver taken to hospital after hwy crash
UPDATE TUESDAY: A truck driver is lucky to be alive after aquaplaning across double lanes, jack-knifing and hitting a tree on Monday.
The accident, which happened at 1pm at Farmer Creek near Mount Larcom, served as a warning to motorists passing by during wet conditions.
The driver was transported to Gladstone Base Hospital with no physical injuries, to be treated for shock.
Traffic on the Bruce Hwy was not interrupted as a result of the crash, but was impacted during the recovery of the truck around 5pm.
Senior Constable Alistair Mearns said the driver was incredibly lucky to walk away unscathed.
"The driver was headed north. It had recently begun to rain when he came over the bridge and aquaplaned," the senior constable said.
"The truck then jack knifed and he lost control. He is very lucky to walk away."
Debris from the accident was strewn across the surrounding area, as far as 15m.
MONDAY: A truck driver has been taken to hospital after an accident on the Bruce Highway this afternoon.
The driver ran off the road after aqua planing on the Bruce Hwy, 10km south of Mt Larcom.
He was taken to hospital for observation.
There are no interruptions to traffic on the highway.
The truck was carrying a load of steel.