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Truck driver taken to hospital after crash on Bruce Hwy

Truck crash south of Bloomsbury.Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Times
Truck crash south of Bloomsbury.Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Times Peter Carruthers

FURTHER UPDATE 10.15am:

THE driver of an XL Express delivery truck amazingly escaped the wreckage of his truck after it left the road and careered down a steep embankment 3kms south of Bloomsbury.

Proserpine volunteer members of the QFES said the man had been taken to hospital but wouldn't speculate on the cause of the crash which happened on straight stretch of the Bruce Hwy.

The cab of the five tonne truck which was carrying mailed packages was mangled by the force of the impact of the truck hitting obstacles as after it left the road.

More on the condition of the driver will be published as information comes to light.

Truck crash south of Bloomsbury.Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Times
Truck crash south of Bloomsbury.Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Times Peter Carruthers

UPDATE:

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said they had received the call at around 8.55am.

Two Queensland Ambulance Service crews are on scene.

A QAS spokesperson said the driver, a man in his 30s, had suffered a significant laceration to the head but was in a stable condition and his vitals were within normal limits.

The man managed to get himself out of the vehicle.

The truck reportedly slid down an embankment.

Truck crash south of Bloomsbury.Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Times
Truck crash south of Bloomsbury.Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Times Peter Carruthers

INITIAL:

A TRUCK has reportedly rolled on the Bruce Hwy, 2km south of Bloomsbury.

Initial reports indicate a possible entrapment.

Emergency services are on the way to the scene.

Keep updated as more information comes in.

Topics:  accident, bloomsbury, truck rollover, whitsundays


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