Man dies in car and cattle truck collision near Rockhampton

11th February 2018 12:30 PM
UPDATED 12th February 6:24 AM
Police blocked off the intersection of Hunt and McKenzie streets on Ridgelands Rd, about 1km down from a fatal truck and car crash. Police blocked off the intersection of Hunt and McKenzie streets on Ridgelands Rd, about 1km down from a fatal truck and car crash. Amber Hooker

UPDATE, MONDAY 6AM: A MAN has died after a car and loaded cattle truck collided outside Rockhampton yesterday afternoon.

The crash happened about 12.25pm on Ridgelands Rd, 500m west of the intersection of South Yaamba Rd.

The Queensland Police Service report the man driving the car died as a result of his injuries, but the truck driver was not injured.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Police yesterday blocked the road at the intersection of McKenzie and Hunt streets, about 1km down from the crash scene, and were diverting a steady stream of traffic as emergency services worked on scene.

Police block off Ridgelands Rd, Alton Downs at the Hunt Rd/McKenzie Rd intersection bout 1km down from a serious accident involving a car and a cattle truck.
Police block off Ridgelands Rd, Alton Downs at the Hunt Rd/McKenzie Rd intersection bout 1km down from a serious accident involving a car and a cattle truck. Amber Hooker

UPDATE 1.30PM: Police have blocked Ridgelands Rd at the Hunt Rd/McKenzie Rd intersection after a crash.

It appears a cattle truck, carrying animals, was involved in the collision with a car.

Authorities earlier said there were "serious concerns" for the condition of one person.

It's understood two people were in the car.

Officers from the Forensic Crash Unit have arrived on scene.

UPDATE 1PM: A spokesman for the Queensland Police Service says there are "serious concerns" for the welfare of at least one person after a crash at Alton Downs.

Authorities are on scene and assessing the situation following the crash, involving a car and truck, on Ridgelands Rd.

The police spokesman said traffic control was in place.

Authorities are diverting traffic along Ridgelands Rd after a crash between a truck and car.
Authorities are diverting traffic along Ridgelands Rd after a crash between a truck and car. Amber Hooker

BREAKING 12.30PM: Authorities are on their way to a two-vehicle crash at Alton Downs.

There are reports of multiple entrapments following a car and truck collision on Ridgelands Rd.

A spokesman for the Queensland Ambulance Service said they were still on their way to the scene.

It's understood a section of Ridgelands Rd has been closed.

Further details to come.