Three passengers were lucky to walk away from the jack-knifed vehicle and trailer that rolled on the Bruce Highway.
Three passengers were lucky to walk away from the jack-knifed vehicle and trailer that rolled on the Bruce Highway. Valerie Horton

Lucky escape from highway rollover

THREE men had a lucky escape yesterday afternoon when the car they were travelling in rolled on the Bruce Highway south of Maryborough.

The driver and two passengers managed to climb out of the window of the overturned utility, which had been towing a trailer when it flipped and landed in a drain alongside the road.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene just south of the Petersen Road intersection about 2pm. One lane of the highway was closed for a short time until the wreck was towed away.

The occupants of the car were all walking around and did not appear to be injured.

They were dressed in work clothes and a sign on the trailer indicated the vehicle belonged to a Burpengary-based house removal business.

Firefighter Karl Henderson said the wet conditions may have contributed to the crash.

“They were incredibly lucky to escape injury because the roof of the vehicle was crushed in,” he said.

Police warned drivers to be extra careful on the wet roads.

“It was raining at the time,” Sergeant Warwick Guan said.

“Please always drive with care, especially when it's raining”



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