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Injured driver logs complaint

By Emma Cornford

Police are searching for a timber truck driver who failed to stop after a number of logs came off his vehicle, injuring a South Grafton man.

The incident happened at around 5.30am on Wednesday on the Pacific Highway at Buladelah, near Newcastle.

According to police, the South Grafton man was driving north on the highway.

It is thought the truck was also heading north at the time, but police said they could not confirm details until the truck driver was located.

An ambulance spokesman said the 48-year-old man suffered only minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

He was later transported to Buladelah Hospital.

"The timber truck has lost some logs and the car has evidently swerved a few times around them but finally hit one and the car rolled," he said.

Meanwhile, an Ulmarra man was transferred to Gold Coast Hospital yesterday after an accident involving a tractor.

According to a Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter spokesperson, Peter Dunn, of Ulmarra, who runs Clarence Valley Tractors, was testing a tractor when the accident occurred.

"The front tyre went into a ditch and apparently the whole thing rolled over," the spokesperson said.

"He was unconscious for about 15 or 20 minutes but he wasn't exactly sure and then he walked back to the shop.

"I believe he developed a headache and went to hospital. He ended up at Grafton Base but was taken up to the Gold Coast on (Wednesday) night for further investigation."



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