A B-Double timber truck rolled on the Bruce Highway at Torbanlea.
A B-Double timber truck rolled on the Bruce Highway at Torbanlea. Jocelyn Watts

B-Double truck overturns

A LOAD of logs came tumbling off a B-double truck when the vehicle rolled on the Bruce Highway near Torbanlea yesterday morning.

The crash happened at 5.20am just north of the BP roadhouse.

A disaster was averted, however, as the majority of the load ended up on the side of the highway rather than on the road.

The male driver of the truck managed to climb out of the rig before emergency services arrived.

The 40-year-old man was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital by ambulance but his injuries were not believed to be serious.

Firefighters isolated the battery in the truck and helped make the scene safe.

Police officers diverted traffic around the scene for a short time and the road was cleared by 7.05am but traffic was disrupted further when the truck was retrieved by specialist towing vehicles.

The difficult job of righting the heavy truck was left to the experts, with two tow trucks and several people working on the job until after 11am.

Police were still investigating the cause of the crash yesterday.



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