Emergency services are responding to a truck crash at Warragai Creek.
Emergency services are responding to a truck crash at Warragai Creek. Chris Ison

Truck airborne after hitting tree at Warragai Creek

UPDATE, 4.30pm: A MAN has been taken to Grafton Base Hospital with minor injuries after a truck he was driving hit a tree and became airborne.

Police said the crash on Summerland Way at Warragai Creek happened about 1.40pm, when a 36-year-old male driving a rigid cement mixer towards Grafton lost control of the vehicle on a right-hand bend at Koolkhan. 

It is believed he attempted to correct the vehicle and over-corrected, crashing into an embankment onto the opposite side of the road before impacting heavily with a large tree, sheering it off at base. 

Police said the impact with the tree caused the vehicle to become airborne, before coming to rest back on the eastern side of the road facing north. 

The driver received minor injuries and was conveyed to Grafton Base Hospital by ambulance.

 

EARLIER: THE Daily Examiner has received reports of a truck crash on the Summerland Way at Warragai Creek.

Emergency services are responding.

Traffic is believed to be affected in both directions, but according to Live Traffic NSW no lanes are closed.

More to come.



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