Incident Type

Truck Collision Leading to Severe Injuries

Date of Incident

Early August 2020

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Glen Bennett, a long-haul truck driver from Queensland, faced life-altering injuries following a severe workplace accident north of Gin Gin in August 2020. His journey since then has been a testament to resilience and the importance of support systems in recovery.

Details of the Incident

Glen was involved in a horrific crash when he encountered a dense fog or smoke and collided with another truck. The impact caused him to be engulfed in flames, resulting in burns to 70% of his body and multiple severe injuries, including broken bones and the amputation of both legs.

Operational Context

The accident highlights the dangers that long-haul truck drivers face, particularly regarding visibility issues and the risks of working with heavy machinery. It underscores the need for rigorous safety measures and emergency response protocols in the transport industry.

Court’s Decision and Impact on Victims

[No information provided on court’s decision as the focus is on Glen’s recovery journey.]

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