Following a spate of truck crashes in the Mount Isa District, police are reminding motorists to be mindful of road and weather conditions.
On Tuesday July 28 emergency services attended the scene of a truck rollover near the Mary Kathleen turn off on the Barkly Highway where the driver received medical treatment for minor injuries.
Three days earlier on Saturday July 25 fire services were called to a burning truck on the Barkly Hwy near the Lake Julius turn off.
A motorist reported that the light truck was carrying a fuel pod on the back, when smoke started coming from the vehicle.
The incidents follow two truck crashes on on Friday, July 17 which involved cattle trucks and resulted in a loss of livestock and lengthy delays on the road.
In a single vehicle crash in Doomadgee, a cattle truck carrying three trailers, each containing 48 head of cattle, was driving south along the Savanah Highway when one trailer veered off the road, rolling onto its side, while the remaining trailers remained upright.
The highway was closed for about four hours as crews cleared the vehicle from the road.
The driver of the vehicle did not sustain any injuries.
On the same day police attended a road train rollover at the intersection of Burke Development Road and Hensley Drive, Cloncurry.
A trailer which was carrying about 150 head of cattle ended up on its side and with the assistance of residents, the cattle were herded into a nearby property.
The driver of the road train received an injury to his head he was treated and later released from the Cloncurry Hospital.
Police are urging all drivers to always consider their fatigue and speed. Always drive to suit the conditions and stay safe.
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