Driver’s miraculous escape, car collides with truck
A DRIVER had a miraculous escape after their car allegedly crossed the lines on Ballina Rd, Goonellahbah and struck a fuel tanker.
The main arterial road between Lismore and Ballina was closed eastbound from about midday on Saturday.
A Richmond Police District spokesman said emergency services were called at regarding a silver Mazda CX7 with NSW registration and a tanker with a Hazchem signage of 2YE indicating it was transporting highly flammable Ethanol fuel on Ballina Rd between Kadina St and Pindari Crescent.
It is understood that the Mazda CX7 crossed the highway as it was travelling towards Lismore and the truck was travelling easterly.
Fire & Rescue NSW Goonellabah retained firefighters were on scene with their Hazmat van to oversee the cleaning up of the incident.
However, they said no fuel was spilled in the incident.
Despite significant damage to the car's driver's side, the police spokesman said no-one was injured.