A YOUNG driver was lucky to walk away with minor injuries after airbags deployed and he was able to kick out the windshield of his crumpled car wreck and flag down help on the Capricorn Hwy on Tuesday.
Sergeant Brad Cowell said the single vehicle rollover happened on a straight stretch of road 13km from the Anakie crossroads about 12.30pm.
"The male driver was the only occupant and was driving from Longreach to Rockhampton when his vehicle left the road," Sgt Cowell said.
"The vehicle went down a steep embankment and rolled several times, coming to rest on its passenger side.
"It only takes a second to put your life and the safety of others at risk making the Fatal Five very important.
"Drivers should always break their trip every two hours and rest if tired," he said.
IT IS believed alcohol played a factor in a singe-vehicle crash 10km south of Capella on Wednesday, after the driver recorded a roadside breath test above the high alcohol limit (0.15%).
The vehicle involved was a light commercial truck, travelling south between Capella and Emerald.
Capella police Acting Senior Constable Simon Bugden said police were yet to formally speak with the driver.
"It appeared the driver attempted to return the vehicle to the roadway however overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll at least once before connecting with a tree on the driver's side door," Act Snr Const Bugden said.
"The driver was lucky to receive only minor injuries.
"Given the heavy equipment and tools carried in the truck it is fortunate no-one else was injured."
A custom-made trailer with the registration 077 QUX was stolen from a Dingo property between January 25-27. Anyone with information please contact Senior Constable Adrian Studholme at the Duaringa police station on 49357222.