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22 April, 2021

Man walks away from rollover

A man was lucky to escape serious injuries when his car rolled on the Capricorn Highway this afternoon.

By Morgan Burley

A man was lucky to escape serios injuries this afternoon after his vehicle rolled on the Capricorn Highway. PHOTO: Supplied

A male driver is lucky to escape major injuries after his vehicle rolled on the Capricorn Highway this afternoon.

Emergency services attended the single-vehicle accident near Comet just after midday.

Emerald Fire Station Office Scott Castree said the driver of the vehicle was able to self-extricate and had “very few injuries considering the damage sustained to the vehicle in the rollover”.

According to Mr Castree, Queensland Ambulance Service crews were on scene to assess the sole occupant of the vehicle who appeared to be in "good spirits given his circumstances”.

The vehicle appeared to roll a number of times before coming to rest on its wheels.

Despite its damage, the driver was able to drive the vehicle to the side of the road after the incident.

Queensland Police were required to direct traffic throughout the duration of the incident with the west-bound lane heading towards Comet needing to be closed for the safety of personnel on scene.

The patient had minor scraps and abrasions and declined transport to hospital for further observation.

He had opted to visit his local GP instead.

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