UPDATE: Man charged for fiery haul on Bruce Highway


A 49-year-old man from Kybong, near Gympie, has been charged after he allegedly hauled a blazing trailer along the Bruce Hwy, leaving a trail of burning debris along a 20km stretch near Miriam Vale.

The bizarre and dangerous trek was caught on police dashcam and shows a Holden Rodeo towing a trailer with no wheels completely engulfed by flames and sparking spot fires on the major highway. 

The driver reportedly failed to pull over on the first attempt, when police pursued him. 

Two weeks after the incident, the driver has now been charged with driving without due care and attention. 

Police could not confirm where or when the man will appear in court.


DRAMATIC vision from a Queensland Police Service vehicle's dashcam has shown a man driving with his trailer fully ablaze on the Bruce Highway near Miriam Vale.

In the early hours of January 18, police received reports that a trailer was being towed by a Holden Rodeo had caught fire on the Bruce Highway between Colosseum and Miriam Vale.

Just before 3am, police saw the ute travelling north with the burning trailer which was leaving burning debris on the highway and was causing sparks and flames to be sprayed all over the highway.

The trailer did not have any wheels and was being dragged along the highway.

A police officer attempted to get the driver to pull over, however he kept driving.

The 49-year-old man finally pulled over at the intersection of Bruce Hwy and Dovedale Road after he reportedly travelled approximately 20 kilometres with the firey trailer.

The burning debris littered across the highway set multiple spot fires along adjoining bushland.

The driver, who is from Kybong near Gympie, is assisting police with their investigations.

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