Truck Crash - Coonabarabran

Published: 07 Feb 2022 09:27am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have cleared the scene of a semi-trailer crash, near Coonabarabran, in the state's central west.

Firefighters from Coonabarabran were called to the Newell Highway, 25 kilometres south of the township, around 9.30 this morning, after the B-double's rear trailer broke free and flipped over.

On arrival, fire crews found the south-bound lane of the highway blocked by the wreckage.

The driver managed to keep the rig and front trailer upright and drive to the side of the road.

Firefighters attended to the driver who was suffering from shock and gave him oxygen therapy until NSW Ambulance Paramedics arrived.

The fire crews assessed the scene and removed the debris from the road.

The trailer, laden with paper, was removed from the road, allowing NSW Police to reopen the Highway.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) when you are involved in or see a crash can be the difference between life and death.

The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said a large amount of electrical energy is discharged when lightning strikes a house, tree or car.

Community members are urged to keep up to date with local weather events that may impact their area.

"During a storm, stay indoors where possible to protect yourself, your loved ones and your pets. However, in the event of a fire, get out, stay out and call Triple Zero (000).”

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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Stations nearby


64 Cassilis Street, Coonabarabran NSW 2357

COOLAH Fire Station

33 Booyamurra Street, Coolah NSW 2843

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15 Warren Road, Gilgandra NSW 2827