A fast acting truck driver managed to avoid a potentially fatal traffic crash at Wellcamp by swerving to avoid a head-on collision with a car near Wellcamp Airport.
The driver of the B-Double prime mover was carrying milk and cheese from regional producers at the time of the incident. The truck caught fire and was engulfed in flames within minutes.
Firefighters were called to the scene to extinguish the flames which could be seen from several kilometres away.
The male driver of the truck was lucky to escape without injury.
The driver of the car, a woman in her 40s was rushed to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition for treatment of a shoulder injury.