Police and fire crews on the scene of a truck rollover at Glen Aplin earlier today. Matthew Purcell
Police and fire crews on the scene of a truck rollover at Glen Aplin earlier today. Matthew Purcell Vicki Wood

TRUCK ROLLOVER: Rescue helicopter arrives at scene

UPDATE 1.45PM: POLICE say it's too early to determine the cause of a crash along Thorndale Rd, Glen Aplin, earlier today.

A male driver was trapped for up to 45 minutes after his truck rolled over on the section of road at around 10.30 this morning.

Stanthorpe road police officer Sergeant Dan O'Dea said the crash cause was still unknown.

"It remains unknown the causes for what caused the crash at this stage," Sgt O'Dea said.

"Investigations will continue into that.

"There was one male adult occupant driver. A local fella and local company.

"This stage he remains in a stable condition."

The driver was taken to Stanthorpe Hospital in a serious, but stable condition, before being airlifted to Brisbane.

Sgt O'Dea said the truck was hauling liquid fertiliser.  

"It's not a dangerous substance. It will just make the grass around it grow a lot more.

"We're waiting for a heavy haulage truck to clear the truck and then people here can secure what's left in the back."

There were no other witnesses to the crash.

"Too early to say but I dare say the (wet) conditions of the road may have contributed to it," Sgt O'Dea said.

"We were unable to talk to the driver at the time. Due to no other witnesses it's hard to say."

Multiple police and fire crews were still on scene at approximately 1pm and the road had temporarily been closed while the clean up was ongoing.

EARLIER 11.45AM: A RESCUE helicopter is on the way to the scene of a truck roll over at Glen Aplin this morning, after the driver was seriously injured.

The man was hauling liquid fertiliser when his truck rolled over on Thorndale Rd, trapping him inside the vehicle for upwards of 45 minutes, according to a spokeswoman for the Queensland Police Service.

Three fire crews arrived to the crash and were able to free the man from the wreckage, according to Queensland Ambulance Services.

He is now being treated on scene.

Fire crews are hosing the chemicals off the road but there are no road closures at this time, according to QPS.

A heavy haulage tow truck is also headed to the scene, the spokeswoman said.

EARLIER: A MAN has been trapped after his truck rolled over on Thorndale Rd in Glen Aplin at around 10.30 this morning.

Emergency services are working to free the man who appears to be in "reasonably serious condition", according to Queensland Ambulance Service.

The man is conscious and breathing, however, according to a spokeswoman for the Queensland Police Service.

It is unclear at this stage what cargo the truck was carrying, but there are reports of a chemical spill on the road.

The QPS spokeswoman said the road remained open.

More information to come.


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