B-double jack-knifes on highway

THE Pacific Highway was partly-blocked for four hours this morning after a truck accident south of Woodburn.

At 3am, a B-double truck carrying a load of concrete, struck a roadside drain and jack-knifed at Tabbimoble, police said.

As a result, it blocked the north bound lane and one south bound lane of the highway.

Police, the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter and NSW Fire and Rescue attended the accident.

The driver was transported to Lismore Base Hospital via helicopter for observation and assessment.

The driver's injuries are unknown at this stage.

The accident occurred on the notorious, accident-prone stretch of road at Tabbimoble.

Lismore Police duty officer Inspector Bill McKenna said driver fatigue or an existing medical condition may have contributed to the crash.

The NSW Road and Traffic Authority were also on scene directing traffic.

The highway is now open.



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