Truck rollover near Kojonup injures driver, causes significant road delays

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A man in his 60s was taken to Kojonup Hospital on Friday after a truck rollover forced the closure of Boyup Brook-Kojonup Road.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash near the intersection of Farrar Road about 9.15am.

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the truck came to rest “upside down”.

The driver was taken to Kojonup Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

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The truck was blocking both lanes of the road, with Main Roads WA urging motorists to find an alternative route.

Police diverted traffic, which included trucks busy with the Great Southern grain harvest.

The effects of the crash were felt at the Mt Barker races, where two horses were late scratchings from race six because of the road delays.

Volunteers from Kojonup Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service spent hours at the scene, where a heavy recovery unit was needed to get the truck back on its wheels.

Main Roads advised that the truck rollover had been cleared at 4.20pm.

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