The wrecked B-Double lies near the RTA weigh station at Pine creek.
The wrecked B-Double lies near the RTA weigh station at Pine creek. Bruce Thomas

Truckie lucky to walk away

A TRUCK driver was lucky to escape with his life when his B-double crashed on Saturday night.

The Kenworth prime mover, driven by a Queenslander, collided with a guard rail at Bonville weigh bridge as it was heading north between 4am and 4.20am.

The truck veered across the road towards the closed weigh bridge and hit the guard rail which ripped the front right-hand tyre off.

The heavy vehicle skidded on grass before rolling onto its side on an embankment.

Two large highway light poles were also taken out in the incident.

The driver freed himself from the cab but sustained head, neck and shoulder injuries.

Fire crews were called at 4am to mop up a diesel spill on the road while the driver was taken to hospital.

A blood sample has been taken from the driver and police are continuing their investigations before taking action.



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