Mechanical failure likely cause of rollover

POLICE believe a truck rollover early this morning was caused by a mechanical failure.

Police were called to Golconda Road at Lebrina at 4.47am to find the Kenworth log truck with Victorian number plates on its side, and the driver out of the vehicle's cabin.

No injuries were reported.

The passenger side of the truck's cabin was completely crushed, and the truck's load spilt across the highway on a corner five kilometres from the Lebrina shop.

An excavator visited the accident site over the morning to clear the logs from the road.

There has been 643 car accidents as of this February recorded by the Launceston division this financial year.

There have been 60 more car crashes in the division for 2013-14, compared to last financial year.

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