Man trapped as semitrailer runs off road

RESCUE MISSION: Emergency crews worked for more than 30 minutes to free a man who was trapped in a truck after it crashed. Photo Contributed
RESCUE MISSION: Emergency crews worked for more than 30 minutes to free a man who was trapped in a truck after it crashed. Photo Contributed Contributed

UPDATE: THE driver of a truck that ran off the road at Merlwood this morning has been airlifted to Nambour hospital in a stable condition.

It is understood the man in his 50s has one broken leg and a significant injury to the other, as a result of being trapped in the cab of the semi-trailer.

Fire crews freed the man from the vehicle off Gayndah Rd near Bicks Rd this morning.


11.04AM: A helicopter is on route to Merlwood where fire crews have rescued a man in his 50s from a semi-trailer.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 9.45am this morning and found a truck in a paddock off Gayndah Rd near Bicks Rd, north of Murgon.

The man was trapped in the vehicle and reportedly has a significant leg injury.

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