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Man in hospital after truck rolls and catches alight, Calavos


A truck rollover has caught alight south of Bundaberg, leaving a man in hospital.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle sustained a shoulder injury, when it rolled into a ditch on Dr Mays Crossing Road and Coonarr Road in Calavos around 7:30pm Monday night. The man had gotten out of the vehicle before crews arrived.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokesperson said it was "quite a large fire" that had spread to nearby bush by the time the first fire crews arrived at 7:40pm.

A local excavator was called in around 9pm to take apart the truck to dampen hotspots, before the scene was all under control and completely extinguished by 10:15pm.

The driver was taken to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.