Truck driver stable after rollover


A driver trapped under his truck after it rolled on the Hume Highway yesterday is in a stable condition

December 14, 2012

A Melbourne truck driver trapped under his truck after it rolled on the Hume Highway yesterday is in a stable condition.

The 38-year-old crashed his B-double into a stationary car on the highway near Jugiong in New South Wales. The truck rolled onto its side about 130 metres down the highway upon impact.

The driver was trapped for several of hours before being freed and air-lifted to hospital.

A driver and a passenger from the other vehicle were replacing a punctured tyre of the trailer they were towing near Audley Road before the accident.

The 50-year-old driver was taken to the hospital with a broken leg, with his wife suffering from chest and ankle injuries.

NSW Police Superintendent Stuart Smith is calling on drivers to obey road conditions at all times.

"Any motorist pulling into a breakdown lane or road shoulder needs to do so at a safe speed and ensure they park their vehicle in a visible location that is as far away from passing traffic as possible," Smith says.

"Whether you are driving on a freeway, highway or a suburban street, please stick to the road rules, drive to the conditions and exercise caution at all times. It only takes a split second lapse in concentration for a serious crash to occur."

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