A man had to be cut from his vehicle after this two-car crash on the Gin Gin road at South Kolan yesterday afternoon. Photo: Scottie Simmonds cra0102d
A man had to be cut from his vehicle after this two-car crash on the Gin Gin road at South Kolan yesterday afternoon. Photo: Scottie Simmonds cra0102d

Man cut from crumpled wreck

A MAN had to be cut from his car after a two-vehicle crash on Gin Gin Road at South Kolan yesterday.

The smash took place about 5.30pm, during a heavy downpour.

Police from Bundaberg and South Kolan controlled traffic on the road while the wreckage was cleared.

One of the vehicles, a dark blue Ford, was slammed into a powerpole during the impact, and the male driver of a brown Toyota Corolla was trapped in his crumpled car.

“One person was trapped in his vehicle and had to be stabilised by the Queensland Ambulance Service before we could remove the door,” Queensland Fire and Rescue Bundaberg station officer Vicki Shailer said.

He was taken to Bundaberg Hospital with unknown injuries but his condition was not believed to be life-threatening.

It is believed the other driver was unharmed.

Police were also called to a truck rollover on the Bruce Highway, 37km north of Gin Gin about 4pm.

It is believed a B-double truck carrying 40,000 litres of non-combustible oils lost control and jack-knifed at notorious crash spot The Big Dipper.

The highway was closed in both directions for several hours, while emergency services conducted a clean-up operation.

The male truck driver is believed to have suffered minor injuries.

Bundaberg Police are investigating the cause of the crashes.



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