The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the death of a truck driver after a multi-vehicle collision at Bald Hills in Brisbane this morning.
Police were called to the crash, at the intersection of the Gympie Arterial Road and Linkfield Road, at 7:13am.
Five vehicles were involved, with preliminary investigations indicating a semi-trailer and a flatbed truck collided before hitting three other cars, two of which were waiting to turn onto Linkfield Road.
The driver of the semi-trailer, a 62-year-old Morayfield man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Four others were transported to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The Forensic Crash Unit is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or anyone with dashcam footage of the incident, to contact police.
Shocked commuters have described the moment of impact as “like a bomb going off”, reports The Courier Mail.
“I was 4 cars in front and the impact made me jump in my seat from the noise,” one woman wrote on social media.
Another wrote: “It literally happened 10 seconds after I exited onto the Linkfield off ramp. I thought it was a bomb.”