Crash closes Gap
CUNNINGHAM’S Gap was still closed as the Daily News went to print last night after a truck carrying 27 tonnes of lamb went over an embankment on the Aratula side.
Heavy vehicle recovery crews worked all day yesterday to retrieve the Careys Freight Lines truck and trailer and its shipping container full of meat, which plunged 70 metres down the cliff after skipping over a concrete barrier on Wednesday evening.
Amazingly, the 26-year-old driver sustained only minor injuries, with witnesses saying most of his cuts were caused by scaling the embankment. Fortunately he had no passenger with him as that side of the prime mover fared worst.
The prime mover and trailer were brought up around 3pm but the highway closed again as crews went to work on the container.
Boonah police are still investigating the cause of the accident.