A driver and his passenger have been hospitalised after their cement truck rolled in Yatala this morning.
Emergency services were called to Darlinton Road and Sandy Creek Road just before 11.00 am, following reports of the incident.
On arrival, it appeared the passenger was able to get themselves out of the vehicle, but the driver was trapped.
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It took around an hour to free him from the vehicle, where he was briefly assessed for lower limb injuries, according to reporters at the scene.
UPDATE: Rescue crews have managed to free the driver. He’s alert but visibly in a lot of pain.
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He’s since been taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital for further treatment, with the high acuity response unit on board for transport.
The passenger was also taken to the hospital but is understood to be in a stable condition.
The Queensland Ambulance Service has since confirmed that the man’s condition is stable.
It comes not even 24 hours after a crane driver was killed when his vehicle rolled on the M1 through Helensvale.
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