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Truck driver shot at in road rage dispute on Queensland highway

A truck driver has reportedly been shot at during a road rage dispute with the occupants of a ute on the Warrego Highway at Jackson, east of Roma overnight.

Police say the truck driver flashed his lights to alert an oncoming utility to switch off their high-beams, but its driver allegedly ignored the truckie’s request and, after passing the semi-trailer, performed a U-turn to chase him down.

The truck driver was forced to jump on the brakes when the ute then allegedly cut in front of him and stopped abruptly in the middle of the road.


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The heavy vehicle pulled to the side of the road before the ute performed a second U-turn and pulled up beside the truck.

It is then when police say the front seat passenger allegedly got out of the ute and fired what is thought to have been a gun at the truck.

In a statement released on Sunday afternoon, police say a noise consistent with a gunshot rang out and was immediately followed by an object striking the front of the truck.

The utility then sped off towards Roma.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the confrontation.

Detectives are urging any witnesses to the incident to come forward as they investigate the circumstances surrounding the alleged encounter.

 

Jaydan Duck
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  • Lisa

    Sounds like the gang initiation Facebook message that went around a while ago. They drive around with lights out and the first person to flash their lights is the target. Pretty scary if it is.