Two trucks collide at Gore Highway roadworks site

TWO truck drivers escaped uninjured after the B-doubles collided at roadworks southwest of Toowoomba last night.

Initial reports suggest one of the heavy vehicles rear-ended the other which had been stopped at traffic lights at roadworks on the Gore Highway at Athol about 11.30pm.

The force of the collision tightly wedged the vehicles together, and forced the prime mover of one configuration across the road, blocking the highway for about three hours.

Queensland Ambulance paramedics assessed the drivers of the trucks who both declined transport to hospital.

A heavy haulage tow truck was called in to separate the trucks and Transport and Main Roads crews were required to clean up a diesel spill.

The Gore Highway was re-opened about 2.30am.


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