Truckie trapped in cab after late night crash

Man spends the night trapped in the cab of his truck after it crashed on the Great Western Highway overnight

April 3, 2013

A man has spent the night trapped in the cab of his truck after it crashed over an embankment near Lithgow in New South Wales overnight.

Early investigations suggest the truck, which was carrying a load of hay, was travelling east when it crashed through a guard rail and rolled 10 metres down a steep embankment on River Lett Hill on the Great Western Highway.

Police have been told the crash occurred about 9pm last night. However, due to darkness and the truck’s location, it was not noticed or reported until about 7.20am today.

The 64-year-old driver from Young was was taken to hospital with lower-leg injuries and hypothermia after being rescued from the cab of the truck.

NSW Police says one east-bound lane of the Great Western Highway will be closed while a crane removes the truck.

Police are yet to interview the man formally, and would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the crash.

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