From the Newsroom

Truck accident at Halfway Creek

A truck driver was lucky to escape with minor injuries after the heavy

vehicle he was driving overturned on the Pacific Highway last week.

Shortly after 1am on November 10, the northbound B-double veered off the road at Halfway Creek after the driver lost control and skidded for about 200m in the medium strip before overturning and coming to rest, partially blocking the northbound lanes.

Emergency Services attended the scene and assisted the driver from the heavy vehicle.

Coffs/Clarence Police District Chief Inspector Joanne Reid said the driver suffered superficial injuries to his right elbow.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before he was conveyed to Coffs Harbour Hospital for further assessment.

Chief Inspector Reid said the wire rope safety barrier was caught up around the heavy vehicle, hindering efforts to right the truck, and a contraflow was setup by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) at McPhillips Road and Halfway Creek.

Traffic resumed on the Pacific Highway shortly after 4am. 

Chief Inspector Reid confirmed police are investigating fatigue as a contributing factor.

The heavy vehicle remained generally intact following the incident and the load was not released.