A truck carrying bananas has rolled on the Bruce Hwy 5kms south of Proserpine.Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Times
A truck carrying bananas has rolled on the Bruce Hwy 5kms south of Proserpine.Photo Peter Carruthers / Whitsunday Times Peter Carruthers

UPDATE: Truck carrying bananas rolls 5km south of Proserpine

UPDATE: Police have confirmed the Bruce Highway remains closed, with the trucking company in the process of trying to clear the road. 

Police have been advised by the company that the highway should be re-opened by around 4.30pm. 

UPDATE: POLICE say they are still working to clear the Bruce Highway with no definite idea when it will reopen. 

One motorist reported being at a complete stop for 20 minutes about 6km south of Proserpine. 

UPDATE: The Bruce Highway remains at a stand still south of Proserpine. 
Photo Cas Garvey.
UPDATE: The Bruce Highway remains at a stand still south of Proserpine. Photo Cas Garvey.

INITIAL: A MAN was rushed to hospital after a truck rollover on the Bruce Hwy.

The man in his 60s was suffering from a possible head injury and multiple fractures, a QAS spokesman said.

He was transported to Proserpine Hospital in a stable condition. 

The crash occurred just before 1am south of Proserpine.

The truck was carrying bananas and veered onto the wrong side of the road before coming to rest on its side.

The highway is still shut as recovery teams clear the road of the prime mover and its trailer. 


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