Police have released vision showing the frightening moment two unsecured solar panels came flying off a ute on a busy Queensland motorway this morning, narrowly missing other vehicles.
The terrifying near-miss happened at Bracken Ridge, on Brisbane’s Gateaway Motorway, just before 11.00am.
In the dash-cam vision, a dark coloured Mitsubishi Triton towing a box trailer can be seen travelling south along the motorway before the panels come loose and fly off the vehicle.
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Detectives are now appealing for the driver of the ute to come forward.
“It is possible the driver was unaware at the time their load had become detached,” police said in a statement.
Thankfully the motorist travelling behind the ute managed to escape serious injury.
However, police the incident has prompted police to issue a reminder to all drivers about the importance of securing loads.
“Police continue to warn all road users that unsecured loads can easily contribute towards a crash, injury or worse by striking another vehicle, motorcycle, cyclist or pedestrian,” Qld police said.