The scene of the accident on Orara Way.
The scene of the accident on Orara Way. Daily Examiner

Truck flip scatters mulch at Orara

A BEND in the road at Orara Way proved hazardous for a Grafton truck driver yesterday morning, with his semi-trailer flipping on its side after the driver lost control of the vehicle.

The Grafton truck driver, a 41-year-old male, was taken to Grafton Base Hospital after crashing the MI Organics semi-trailer about 7.30am, about five kilometres south of the Armidale Road turnoff on the Orara Way.

Police were still investigating yesterday but said no other vehicles were involved.

The driver supplied police with a blood sample, as per the usual investigation process.

MI Organics operations manager Dave Hampel said the truck had been carrying a load of pine bark mulch when it crashed.

Much of the matter was strewn on the side of the road after the crash.

“We don't have accidents, so it's not good,” he said.

Another MI Organics truck was on the scene later in the morning to recover what was left of the load and deliver it to the company's Coffs Harbour depot.

The driver was taken to Grafton Base Hospital yesterday with minor head injuries.

He was discharged in the afternoon.



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