Pacific Highway open after crash

POLICE from Mid North Coast Local Area Command plan to charge a man after his semi-trailer crashed into a home blocking the Pacific Highway at South Kempsey.
 
The southbound semi-trailer jack-knifed near Lachlan Street and crashed into the front of a house shortly before 7.30pm yesterday.
 
The driver, a 58-year-old man from Queensland, was taken to Kempsey Base Hospital and treated for minor injuries.
 
The owner of the home, a 76-year-old man, was treated at the scene for shock but otherwise escaped uninjured.
 
The front of the house was extensively damaged as a result of the crash and a number of power lines were brought down.
 
The highway was closed for 45 minutes immediately after the crash and again for 30 minutes some hours later when the salvage operation occurred. Diversions were in place in other times.
 
The man is to be charged with negligent driving.
 



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