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Whacked by a Mack

The Mack truck came to an end next to a house. INSET: The severed power pole.
The Mack truck came to an end next to a house. INSET: The severed power pole.

A MACK Truck caused a sensation in Springsure on Tuesday when it rolled down a hill, severed a power pole and came to stop against a house.

No one was injured during the truck's short lived roll and police and SES attended the scene.

Police said the owner and driver parked the truck on an incline outside a South Calliope St residence at 2pm.

Witnesses said at about 3.20pm the unattended truck rolled forward and down the hill, along the street.

The truck finally came to rest against a house on Barcoo St but not before it severed a power pole at the base.

As a result a number of houses lost power for a short time.

The house received slight structural damage although no one was injured because the property had been left vacant.

The truck had minor damage and was driven from the scene.

The State Emergency Service attended the scene and laid tarps on the house to seal it up so the rain wouldn't get in.

Acting officer-in-charge sergeant Kevin Ongheen said police investigations were still continuing.

"No cause can be identified at this time," he said. "However we would like to remind all motorists to ensure the park brake is applied when parking a vehicle."


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