Police to swarm Gladstone's highways after chaotic week
FOR the second time in less than seven days roadworks in the Gladstone region were the scene of a car accident.
It's lead the Gladstone region police to call for drivers to slow down and be extra vigilant at roadworks sites in the region.
Today a Toyota Hilux crashed into the back of a dump truck at a roadworks site at Yarwun.
Last Thursday emergency services were called to another car accident, involving three trucks that crashed at a roadworks site too.
Calliope Police Road Safety Unit traffic officer Dayne Weiss-Marsch said drivers will notice an increased "police presence" on roads as of Monday for Road Safety Week.
While he said it wasn't a direct result of recent car accidents, he said they would have a focus on highway driving.
"The first issue is that people are just not abiding by the speed zones (at road works).
"We have 40km/h roadworks for a reason.
"That's because these workers are trying to do their work.
"Driving through them, it says 40 clearly, but really how many people are doing 40."
While it's unclear speed was a factor in yesterday's crash, Mr Weiss-Marsch said drivers needed to slow down and pay attention.
The driver of the ute was still in hospital yesterday afternoon in a stable condition.
At the scene he was suffering abdominal pain.
The road was closed for almost an hour as emergency services cleaned up debris.
The ute had extensive damage to its front end and had to be towed away.