Truckie in serious condition following Annerley crash
A 38-YEAR-OLD Maryborough man is in a serious condition following a truck traffic crash at Annerley early this morning.
Initial information suggests around 1am the semi trailer he was driving was travelling south on Ipswich Rd (in Queensland) when it left the road and crashed into a business and adjacent residence.
The man was the sole occupant of the vehicle and sustained serious injuries after his vehicle became wedged under the student boarding house.
He was trapped for four hours before being removed and transported to the Princess Alexander Hospital for treatment.
The Brisbane Times reports the man was trapped in the wreckage from the waist down, suffered fractures to his hands and pelvis, while his lower limbs were crushed after part of the house collapsed around the cab of the truck.
Ambulance workers said the man was lucky to be alive, while firies said it difficult to extract the man from the crushed cab.
Initial reports suggested the truck struck a power pole and the awning of a grocery store business before crashing into the adjacent two-storey student house.
The occupants of the residence were uninjured and the Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the incident.
Ipswich Rd remains closed southbound and traffic is being diverted on Cornwall St.