Sergeant Tim Marrinan of the Gin Gin police is warning drivers to adhere to new speed limits on the Bruce Highway.
Sergeant Tim Marrinan of the Gin Gin police is warning drivers to adhere to new speed limits on the Bruce Highway. Rob Barich

Truck rolls over at Big Dipper

DRIVERS are being urged to slow down after a grocery truck rolled over on the section of the Bruce Highway known by Gin Gin residents as the “Big Dipper”.

The rollover, which occurred just before 1.30am yesterday, caused traffic chaos, closing the highway until 10am.

For a short period of time between 4.30am and 7am one lane of the highway was open to traffic.

But both lanes had to be closed when a heavy vehicle haulage truck arrived to move the vehicle.

The contents of the B-Double truck were strewn across the road after the crash.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

Gin Gin Police Senior Constable Russell White said the crash occurred on the treacherous stretch of road which had had the speed limit reduced to 80kmh in January.

“The 80kmh speed limit is in place for a reason,” he said.

“Drivers need to slow down and be aware of what is happening on the road.”

Snr Const. White said at this stage it was not known whether speed was a contributing factor in the B-Double crash.

“Generally crashes along this stretch have some relation to speed,” he said.

During the Christmas holiday period last year the notorious stretch of road saw 10 crashes in just one week.

Since the introduction of the 80kmh speed zone there has been one other crash along the infamous section of road.

That crash occurred on February 2 and involved a B-Double truck and also closed the road for several hours.



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