This accident occurred yesterday coming uphill just past the third bend from Smithfield. Fortunately both occupants are in hospital in a stable condition in spite of a crushed cabin. For the Labor Main Road Minister Mark Bailey to insist no new road to Cairns from the Tablelands is needed for another 30 years is the height of stupidity and ignorance.

Labor Member for Barron River Craig Crawford said yesterday he wants to take control of the truck industry then put driverless trucks onto the range which he says will reduce accidents.

We can only assume he wants to sit at the bar under his home and remotely drive 50 tonne trucks with his $30M stop go traffic control system about to be installed along the range road.

We are wondering if he needs a truck licence to play video games with trucks?

The intrepid Mr Crawford in action on Channel 7