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A ROAD train driver has escaped with minor injuries after his vehicle rolled on the Flinders Highway southwest of Townsville this evening, spilling cattle and hay onto the road and shutting both lanes of traffic.
Emergency services were called to the Flinders Highway in Mingela, 90km from Townsville, just after 7pm when the road train rolled.
It was carrying cattle and hay.
The driver was taken to a hospital in Charters Towers suffering a shoulder injury, paramedics said.
It is understood a section of the highway was closed in both directions.
Firefighters and police remain on scene. It was unknown whether any livestock was killed or injured.
This article first appeared on www.couriermail.com.au
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