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Truckie talks of lucky escape in Beaudesert

Beaudesert truckie Greg Watt came across the scene of this 30tonne concrete girder after it had smashed into the front of a bank in Beaudesert last Thursday.
Beaudesert truckie Greg Watt came across the scene of this 30tonne concrete girder after it had smashed into the front of a bank in Beaudesert last Thursday. Contributed

TRUCKIE Greg Watt was surprised to see a massive concrete girder through the front of the BCU Bank in Beaudesert last week.

Mr Watt said he was driving through town about 2pm last Thursday (April 18) when he came upon the scene.

Beaudesert truck driver Greg Watt saw the aftermath of this 30tonne concrete girder smashing into the front of a bank last week.
Beaudesert truck driver Greg Watt saw the aftermath of this 30tonne concrete girder smashing into the front of a bank last week. Contributed

"It was pretty lucky.  Usually on Thursdays there is a lot of people walking along there," he said.

It had looked as if something let go underneath the 30tonne concrete girder, which was on route to Casino.

 

Beaudesert truck driver Greg Watt sent these pics into Big Rigs after his mate snapped them when he was driving through Beaudesert on Thursday.
Beaudesert truck driver Greg Watt sent these pics into Big Rigs after his mate snapped them when he was driving through Beaudesert on Thursday. Contributed

"I'm glad it happened there and not at 100kmh on the highway," Mr Watt said.

 

No one was injured, he said. 

 

Greg Watt was pretty surprised to see this as he drove through Beaudesert last week.
Greg Watt was pretty surprised to see this as he drove through Beaudesert last week. Contributed

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