News

No charges after truck crash kills 11 heads of cattle

IT IS believed a truck rollover that left two people injured and 11 head of cattle dead was the result of a failed overtaking attempt.

Emergency crews were called to the New England Hwy accident scene shortly after 1pm yesterday.

Crews arrived on the scene to find a Scofield's truck, which had been travelling north en route to the Grantham meatworks, had rolled just before the Turners Creek Rd turn-off.

Early investigations indicate the crash came after the truck tried to overtake a slower-moving sedan.

Sergeant Shane Gleeson from Stanthorpe police said it appeared the sedan sped up while the livestock carrier was overtaking, which lengthened the time the truck spent in the right-hand lane.
 

A double-decker Scofield’s livestock truck travelling north from Stanthorpe rolled on the New England Hwy just before the turn-off to Turner’s Creek Rd at Dalveen.
A double-decker Scofield’s livestock truck travelling north from Stanthorpe rolled on the New England Hwy just before the turn-off to Turner’s Creek Rd at Dalveen. Emma Boughen

Sgt Gleeson said the driver of the truck then swerved back into the left lane when a truck came around the corner.

"After swerving back into the north-bound lane, the cattle inside the truck have lurched to one side causing the truck to roll," he said.

Of the 42 head of cattle on board, 11 either died on impact or had to be put down.

The male driver, who turns 23 today, has been given the all-clear from the paramedics while the female passenger was flown to the Toowoomba Hospital last night for observation.

Just minutes after the crash, Barry Byrne and Gary Patzwald from the Toowoomba Rural Fire Brigade drove past on their way home from a chainsaw training day in Stanthorpe.

They were able to lend their chainsaws and expertise to free the trapped livestock.

The 311 Lima Heavy Vehicle Rescue Crew from Toowoomba arrived on scene just after 3pm to set about correcting the rolled vehicle.

Sgt Gleeson said no charges had yet been laid over the crash.

Topics:  cattle, new england highway, rollover




Fire totems up for grabs in buy or burn sale

Paul Stumkat with the fire totems

Here's a great chance to pick up a very unique work.

You can’t make a jumper without Spinners and Weavers

YARN SPINNERS: Kellie Purcival and Margaret Smit are selling their goods at Cafe Jacqui's.

YOU can’t make a jumper without a good yarn.

Pringle Cottage joins in the Jumpers and Jazz fun

PRINGLE SWING: Ev Eastwell and Heather Gould are bringing the Jumpers and Jazz flavour to Pringle Cottage.

ONE of the oldest pieces of Warwick’s history has joined one of the

Latest deals and offers


Get out this weekend on a budget

Tree jumper artwork

Here is your go to guide for getting out this weekend on a budget

Superheroes of the big screen enjoy sounds of Splendour

CHRIS Hemsworth and his Avengers mates drop by Byron festival.

Indigenous artist shows tourists secrets of Aboriginal painting

Ever thought "I could do that" about Aboriginal art?

Dynamic pics from Splendour Day 1

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Check out the latest pictures from Splendour in the Grass.

Bindi Irwin: 18 magic photos to mark her 18th birthday

Bindi Irwin with a python.

Photos: Bindi Irwin from babyhood to 18

Aussie director makes his mark on new Roots mini-series

Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte in a scene from the TV series Roots.

BRUCE Beresford behind final episode of remake of iconic series.

Wham bam, thank you TAM

Regional TAM is increasing its audience measurement services by 50%.

Regional television viewers finally getting the credit we deserve

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles