Passengers of two vehicles escaped with minor injuries after a truck towing diesel rolled on the Bruce Highway.
Passengers of two vehicles escaped with minor injuries after a truck towing diesel rolled on the Bruce Highway. Elise Cottam

Truck rolls on highway

THREE Queensland Rail workers are lucky to be alive after their truck rolled over yesterday while towing 900 litres of diesel.

The truck driver lost control of the vehicle as it was travelling along the Bruce Highway about 4km south of Childers about 10.20am.

Childers police officer-in-charge Sergeant Geoff Fay said it was believed the driver lost control after hitting a dip or pothole.

He said the truck crossed the highway, which caused a BMW sedan travelling in the opposite direction to swerve in an effort to avoid a collision.

A man and a four-year-old girl were inside the BMW.

“The BMW was hit by the fuel trailer and went into the table drain,” Sgt Fay said.

“The truck ran off the highway and rolled over.”

Sgt Fay said it was “very fortunate” the passengers in both vehicles escaped with only minor injuries.

The collision did cause a minor fuel spill but crews worked quickly to avoid any possible dangers.

“It wasn't considered dangerous and was treated by QFRS and council employees,” he said.

The truck driver was issued with a fine for not having proper control of the vehicle.



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