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One lane of Bangalow Road has been reopened after a truck crash and fire at Bexhill this morning (Tuesday, October 16).

A spokesperson for NSW Ambulance told Echonetdaily that one of the two trucks, a prime mover, jack-knifed and caught on fire.

‘The driver, a 41-year-old man, was found to be conscious and breathing but suffering facial burns,’ the spokesperson said.

‘He was transported to Lismore Base Hospital at about 10.20pm by road ambulance.

‘It’s planned to stabilise the patient at Lismore Base Hospital and fly him to a Brisbane hospital for burn treatment by Westpac Rescue Helicopter,’ the spokesperson said.

Stop/slow traffic control is now in place at Eltham Road to allow motorists through one direction at a time.

Local diversions have been lifted for all vehicles.

Emergency services and traffic crews remain on site as the clean-up continues.

Motorists are advised to allow additional travel time, exercise caution and follow directions of emergency services.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com

 


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