Driver goes missing after crash

A TRUCK driver fled the scene of an embarrassing rollover at Brushgrove on Tuesday night.

Shortly after 7pm, the East Coast Metal Recyclers truck was heading north along South Arm School Road at Brushgrove when it left the road and tipped onto its roof, coming to rest in a cane field.

Acting Inspector Harley Willox, of Grafton police, said fire, police and SES emergency services personnel all responded to the incident.

Upon their arrival, Acting Inspector Willox said police were unable to locate the truck driver.

“A search of the area was conducted by police and the driver could not be located,” he said.

Acting Inspector Willox said police searching the area reported that the road was dry and there was no evidence of consumption of alcohol or other substances left by the driver at the scene.

The truck remained on its roof on Tuesday night and was removed yesterday.

Maclean police are continuing investigations into the incident and are trying to locate the driver

East Coast Metal Recyclers owner Doug Coutt-Smith said he had only received minor details about the accident.

“At the moment we are still trying to sort it all out with our insurance company and the police,” he said.

Speaking from his office at Toormina, Mr Coutt-Smith confirmed that a driver who lives at Maclean was behind the wheel of the truck when it crashed.

“The truck is from Maclean and I am still waiting to talk to the driver and get all the details from him,” he said.



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