Lucky escape for truckies

May 18, 2018

THE southbound lane of the Northern Hwy was closed on May 8 after a collision between two trucks.

The accident occurred after a vehicle towing a caravan had slowed to turn left into Bennetts Rd, the B-double immediately behind slowed down and the B-double following that had reduced speed.

However the semi-trailer following the two trucks didn’t slow in time and hit the B-double before veering off to the left and coming to rest among the trees on the roadside.

Police said it was miraculous that nobody was seriously injured.

Traffic was directed around the scene for about four hours until heavy haulage was able to retrieve the truck.

Police said all drivers were within their logbook hours.

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