'Very, very lucky' no other vehicles involved: authorities

Emergency services at the scene of this morning's truck rollover at the intersection of Bridge and Tor Sts, Toowoomba.
Emergency services at the scene of this morning's truck rollover at the intersection of Bridge and Tor Sts, Toowoomba.

1PM: Queensland Fire and Rescue Service station officer Stewart Dundas said it was "very, very lucky" that no other vehicles were involved in a semi-trailer rollover this morning.

Passersby pulled the male driver from the cab of the semi-trailer, which was on its side at the corner of Bridge and Tor Sts.

Mr Dundas said the driver, who sustained back injuries, was taken to Toowoomba Hospital by ambulance officers.

"The driver seemed to be in a fair bit of pain from the injuries he sustained," he said.

"(It's) lucky that the driver himself wasn't injured more

 "There's minimal damage to the truck as far as the products inside, we won't actually know until we right it and have a look inside."

The refrigerated truck was carrying meat for export.

11AM: Motorists are being asked to avoid the intersection of Bridge and Tors Sts, Newtown after a crash involving a refrigerated truck carrying meat.

Fuel has spilled from the truck, forcing authorities to close a southbound lane on Tor St.

Witnesses reported the crash to emergency services at 10.20am.

There were initial concerns that the crash involved a petrol tanker.

One southbound lane on Tor St has been closed. Police are on scene directing traffic.

10.20AM: A petrol tanker has rolled at the intersection of Bridge and Tor Sts, Toowoomba.

Witnesses reported the crash to emergency services at 10.20am.

Police and paramedics are on scene.

Traffic lights are out at the intersection. The westbound lane of Bridge St is currently closed to traffic.

The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service has been called to the crash to clean-up a large oil spill.


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