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Semi-Trailer Jackknifes On Range

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The wrecked prime mover and trailer on the edge of the New England Highway
(Photo: Claytons Towing)

October 12, 2018

A truck driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries after his semi-trailer jackknifed near the Cooyar Range on Thursday afternoon.

The semi ran off the New England Highway and smashed into a tree about 3:45pm, trapping the driver inside the cabin for about 15 minutes.

Police, QAS and firefighters attended the scene.

Branches had to removed from the cabin to free the driver who was then assessed at the scene by paramedics.

He was transported to Kingaroy Hospital in a stable condition.

Firefighters and Toowoomba Council workers cleared up a small diesel spill on the highway.

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