Truck roll over accident on Bangalow Road Photo Contributed Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter
Truck roll over accident on Bangalow Road Photo Contributed Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Contributed

Bangalow Road reopens after truck crash

UPDATE, 1.18pm: BANGALOW road has been reopened to traffic following a truck crash early this morning.

A Traffic Management Centre spokeswoman said the road was opened to traffic in both directions about 12.30.

Police confirmed the wreckage of the truck, which was carrying pig carcasses, has been moved from the crash scene at Nashua.

 

8.43am: BANGALOW Rd remains closed in both directions between Clunes and Bangalow after a truck overturned around 5am this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene where a semi-trailer had rolled on to its side on a bend near Nashua.

The 31-year-old driver of the truck carrying pig carcasses was trapped in the cab for more than an hour.

He was flown to Lismore Base Hospital by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helipcopter in a stable condition suffering leg, chest and hip injuries. 

A Traffic Management Centre spokeswoman said motorists are advised to avoid Bangalow Rd completely between Bangalow and Lismore and use the Pacific and Bruxner highways instead.

The spokeswoman said a crane has been called in to assist in the salvage operation.

"The salvage operation will probably last into this afternoon," the spokeswoman said.

Meanwhile a two car crash on the Bruxner Highway at Goonellabah is causing delays for motorists.

A red Holden Commodore collided with the back of a white four-wheel drive ute.

No one was seriously injured in the crash and emergency services are on the scene.



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