Truckie critical after serious crash

Emergency crews forced to amputate truck driver's leg after serious crash near Brisbane

April 29, 2010

A truck driver has had his leg amputated and is in a critical condition in hospital after crashing his tip truck north west of Brisbane.

Police say the 30-year-old man was driving his rig near the summit of Mount Glorious at Mount Nebo about 9.20am yesterday when he failed to negotiate a bend and ran off the side of the road.

"The truck rolled, crushing the cabin and pinning the man’s leg between the truck and a tree," a police statement says.

Emergency crews were forced to amputate his leg at the scene before airlifting him to hospital for surgery.

The Forensic Crash Unit is currently investigating the accident.

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