Rob Wright

Truck driver trapped in crash

THE PACIFIC highway at Wardell was closed for more than two hours last night after a B-double jack knifed just after midnight.

Police, paramedics, Rural Fire Service and a NSW Fire and Rescue unit were called to the crash where the 59-year-old truck driver truck was trapped for some time.

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said after the driver was released from the wreckage he was treated at the scene by paramedics for a serious leg injury.

A NSW Fire and Rescue spokesman said the Goonellabah based NSW Fire and Rescue Hazmat unit was called to the crash site to clean up a large diesel spill on the highway.

A Traffic Management Centre spokeswoman said the highway was closed in both directions until about 3.30am when one lane was opened.

Police directed alternating traffic from 3.30 am until the highway was reopened in both directions at 4.50am.

The truck driver was taken by ambulance to Lismore Base hospital in a stable condition.



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