Cattle on road after truck rollover
UPDATE 12pm: Seven head of cattle had to be put down following the rollover of a B-Double truck carrying 60 head of cattle on the Burnett Highway, 40km south of Biloela at around 1.45pm on January 28.
Emergency services responded to the rollover at 1.45pm after the truck driver from Gayndah had his front left steer tyre blowout. A police vehicle happened to be travelling behind the truck and recorded the rollover with dashcam footage. After rolling over, cattle in the top tray of the truck escaped and ran onto the road before being secured in a nearby paddock. Emergency services, the driver and local property owners worked to free the remaining cattle from the bottom tray but seven had to be humanely put down. A young boy who was travelling in the truck was treated by paramedics shaken up after the rollover but with no injuries. Nobody else was injured in the rollover. Lee Crane Hire arrived on scene after 3.30pm and were able to recover and rollover the truck.
UPDATE 3.32PM: Police, fireys and ambulance remain at the scene of a B-Double truck rollover carrying 60 head of cattle.
The truck driver from Gayndah was travelling along the Burnett Highway about 30km outside of Biloela before the front left steer tyre blew out.
A police vehicle happened to be travelling behind the truck and recorded the rollover with dash cam footage.
Senior Constable Brad Cowell said that the driver and emergency services are working to remove five head of cattle trapped in the bottom tray of the truck after two had to be put down.
"The whole top layer has been evacuated with most of the cattle now secured in a nearby paddock," Mr Cowell said.
"Lee Crane Hire are nearly on the scene to assist us removing the cattle in the bottom tray who are alive but just feeling stressed."
A young boy who was travelling in the truck was treated by paramedics shaken up after the rollover but with with no injuries. Nobody else was injured in the rollover.
One lane of traffic remains open.
Police noted the efforts of the driver who battled and was able to get the truck off the road before it rolled over.
UPDATE 2.05PM: PARAMEDICS are assessing a young boy after a truck rollover near Biloela this afternoon.
Reports suggest the boy, 9, and an adult were travelling together in the cattle truck when it rolled on its side on the Burnett Highway.
No serious injuries have been reported however cattle have been injured and have spilled onto the road.
Parts of the highway are closed as emergency crews work to clear the scene.
1.45PM: EMERGENCY services crews are responding to a report of a cattle truck rollover near Biloela.
The accident is about 40km south of the town on the Burnett Highway.
There are reports of cattle on the road.
Initial reports suggest the driver and a child were in the truck and both were shaken up but not injured.
More to come.