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February 25, 2021

Bangalow Road reopens after truck roll

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The scene at the truck  crash site this morning. Photo Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service
The scene at the truck crash site this morning. Photo Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

The Lismore–Bangalow Road has reopened  after a truck crash on a bend near Nashua around 5am saw it closed for most of the morning.

Police and emergency services spent almost six hours removing wreckage that closed the road in both directions.

The 31-year-old driver of the truck was cut out of his cabin by rescuers earlier this morning and flown by the Westpac rescue helicopter to Lismore Base Hospital suffering multiple injuries but he was later reported to be in a stable condition.

The truck is believed to have rolled after failing to negotiate a bend.

The busy road used by thousands of vehicles during the morning and afternoon commuter period is notorious for accidents.

A semitrailer crashed on the road last month near the Friday Hut Road intersection.

 

 

 


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Time to re assess the issue of large truck movement on this notorious road. RMS has the primary responsibility and duty of care to address the repeated truck accidents on this road, and to ensure that all necessary measures are taken prevent further accidents from occuring. I don’t want to hear any more arguments about the need for commercial trucking to use this road, when some these trucks, irrespective of the causes, are causing mayhem on this road.
    Its time to bring in reduced speed limits for these trucks,

  2. I was told it was a truck full of pigs that rolled on Lismore Road this morning. If that is the case, why was it reported that the driver is in a stable condition but there was no mention of the pigs. The pigs were not responsible for the accident and I would like to know if they are all in a stable condition?????

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