Mangoes destroyed in rollover
THIRTY tonnes of mangoes were destroyed after the truck carrying them rolled in Gin Gin on Tuesday night.
The truck was heading south, out of town, when the load shifted and caused it to roll at a notoriously dangerous corner at about 8.30pm.
Senior constable Col Anderson said speed was not a factor in the accident.
“It was just a shift in the load,” he said.
Snr const Anderson said he had seen plenty of rollovers on the corner in his five years at the Gin Gin Police Station.
“We see too many of these here,” he said.
The driver, who left the scene shortly after the accident, was not injured.
“He was just a little shaken up,” Snr Const Anderson said.
Clayton’s Towing employee Wayne Tuite said the two trailers were most likely damaged beyond repair.
“The trailers are probably not repairable, but the truck should be able to be fixed,” he said.
“It’s not something you like to see, unfortunately it causes a pretty big mess.”
Snr Const Anderson said the corner was the cause of several truck rollovers each year.
“Luckily, most drivers aren’t injured and walk away from it,” he said.
The Federal Government has committed $20 million to fix the corner.