An excavator landed on the front of a Ute on the Mary valley Highway this morning. Photos: Maddie Manwaring
An excavator landed on the front of a Ute on the Mary valley Highway this morning. Photos: Maddie Manwaring

Dramatic scenes as excavator falls onto Ute on Mary Valley H’way

UPDATE 1.50pm:

THREE people escaped serious injury when an excavator landed on a Ute after tipping off a truck on the Mary Valley Highway this morning.

The scene of a truck and care crash on the Mary valley Highway, where three people are being assessed by paramedics.
The scene of a truck and care crash on the Mary valley Highway, where three people are being assessed by paramedics.

The truck had been carrying the excavator when it reportedly hit a pothole, causing it to a blow a tire and lose control at Kandanga, Imbil police sergent Brock Murphy said.

The excavator tipped from the truck onto a nearby ute being driven by a couple.

A woman was taken to Gympie Hospital with minor injuries.

Two men were also assessed for injuries.

EARLIER 12.30pm:

A TRUCK has rolled and three people are being treated by paramedics at the scene of a crab and truck crash in the Mary Valley.

The scene of a truck and care crash on the Mary valley Highway, where three people are being assessed by paramedics.
The scene of a truck and care crash on the Mary valley Highway, where three people are being assessed by paramedics.

MORE GYMPIE NEWS:

According to initial emergency calls, a truck is believed to be on its side near Kandanga Creek Rd and the Mary Valley Highway, Kandanga.

A woman in her 40s is reportedly suffering chest pain and two men in their 50s are still being assessed, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said.

More information as it comes to hand.

The scene of a truck and care crash on the Mary valley Highway, where three people are being assessed by paramedics.
The scene of a truck and care crash on the Mary valley Highway, where three people are being assessed by paramedics.