B-double spills its load

THE Cunningham Highway near Karara was awash with white paint as a B-double went off the road yesterday morning.

A Warwick Police spokeswoman said the male truck driver was taken to Warwick Hospital with minor injuries as a result from the incident.

The truck lost its load about 4am yesterday and the spokeswoman estimated it took “hours” to clean up the white mess.

“The incident occurred on the Cunningham Highway, near Leyburn and the Durikai State Forest,” she said.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said two heavy rescue crews from Warwick and Toowoomba attended the incident about 4.39am.

The spokesman said there was no entrapment, but said about 50 tins of paint from the truck’s load spilt on the highway.

He said a salvage transport company attended to clean up the mess and pick up the load of paint.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said one crew from Warwick attended and took the driver to hospital with bruising, cuts to the head and a possible fractured

ankle.

He said the incident happened near Cactus Ridge Road on the Cunningham Highway, about eight kilometres south of the rest area.



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