Truck driver rolls to safety

A TRUCK driver has escaped serious injury after his rig ran off the road and rolled near Tamworth yesterday.

WHAT A MESS: Emergency services survey the wreckage of the b-double after it rolled off the New England Highway near Tamworth yesterday morning. Photo: Geoff O'Neill 160614GOB02

WHAT A MESS: Emergency services survey the wreckage of the b-double after it rolled off the New England Highway near Tamworth yesterday morning. Photo: Geoff O'Neill 160614GOB02

Just before midday, the truck was travelling along the New England Highway before it struck a bridge railing and rolled at Tintinhull.

The impact caused significant damage to the undercarriage of the truck.

The driver, a man aged in his thirties and believed to be from the Kempsey area, managed to climb out of the overturned truck and was treated by Ambulance paramedics before being transported to Tamworth hospital with minor injuries.

Emergency services were called to the scene to mop up the accident and prevent any danger of fuel spills.

The accident did not impact on traffic along the highway but a difficult salvage operation is underway.

The cause is under investigation.

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