Police were called to a crash at Pratten.
Police were called to a crash at Pratten. TAHLIA STEHBENS

Man fails to give way before hitting truck carrying horses

AN 86-year-old man has been issued with a traffic infringement notice after his van collided with a truck carrying horses at Pratten at 3.15pm Sunday.

Leyburn police officer-in-charge Matt Swan said the man in the van pulled out in front of the truck after failing to give way at the intersection of White and Margetts sts at Pratten.

"The van was spun several times and came to rest on the side of the road,” he said.

"One occupant was trapped in the van for a short time because of the impact jamming the door, there was minimal damage to the truck.”

Sen-Constable Swan said the truck was carrying three or four horses and was towing a caravan.

"The truck driver was heading home to New South Wales from a sale in Toowoomba when the crash happened,” he said.

"The horses were fine, there was minimal damage to the truck, which was able to drive on and no damage to the caravan.”

Two passengers from the van were taken by ambulance to Warwick Hospital for observation.

Sen-Constable Swan said it was amazing no one received significant injuries in the crash.



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