Police praised the driver of this truck on West St, whose quick thinking prevented a tragedy.
Police praised the driver of this truck on West St, whose quick thinking prevented a tragedy.

Roadworks, jack-knife cause mayhem in Toowoomba city

TRAFFIC is being diverted on West St after a truck was forced to jack-knife.

The power shaft in a Mansell haulage truck broke at about 8.30am, near the Fiveways Hotel in North Toowoomba.

The driver then put the truck into a jack-knife maneuver to prevent it from rolling, a police spokesman said.

The truck was fully loaded with sand, and police commended the driver on his actions which prevented a disaster, the spokesman said.

Cars was also backed up in other areas of Toowoomba, as resurfacing works on James St playing havoc with peak-hour commuters.

Traffic was reduced to one lane in each direction around Neil St.



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