A CABARLAH farmer has long believed that the sorry state of the district's roads would cost someone their life.
That belief almost became a reality last week.
A truck driver was fortunate to escape injury when the truck he was driving lost traction when attempting to navigate a steep section of Cronin Rd.
The truck slid backward down the incline for about 30 metres and into a gully, where it came precariously close to tipping on its side.
The truck driver was forced to scramble to safety, leaving his truck buried up to its wheel hubs.
District landowner Jim McEvoy said the incident came as no surprise considering the dire state of Cronin Rd and the connecting Reushle Rd.
Mr McEvoy slammed Toowoomba Regional Council for failing to keep the district's roads safe.
"I've been here for 15 years and have watched on as the roads have deteriorated," he said.
"There's been very little maintenance."
The council's acting infrastructure services general manager Alan Reed said construction crews were in the process of addressing the condition of the roads.
Sections could also be upgraded under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements reconstruction program.