B-double driver released from truck crash - Kew

Published: 09 Mar 2022 08:47am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has released a truck driver following a crash near Kew on the State's Mid-North Coast early this morning.

Firefighters arrived at the crash site on the Pacific Highway at 5.30 am and found a B-double truck on its side with the driver trapped inside.

Using rescue tools, crews went to work and released the driver within 30 minutes.

The truck's tanks ruptured in the crash with more than 500 litres of diesel leaking into a nearby drain.

Specialist FRNSW Hazmat crews isolated the spill with booms and rendered the area safe.

The driver was transported to hospital by NSW Ambulance.

NSW RFS was also in attendance.

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.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

listView more incidents

Related Tweets

Details about this incident may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.

For all life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000)

For flood information, warnings or requests for non-life threatening assistance, call the SES on 132 500 or visit the NSW State Emergency Service website here. [external link].

For information directly relating to bushfires please call the Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737 or visit the NSW Rural Fire Service Website here. [external link]

Stations nearby

LAURIETON Fire Station

33 Castle Street, Laurieton NSW 2443

WAUCHOPE Fire Station

22 Young Street, Wauchope NSW 2446


5 Central Rd, Port Macquarie NSW 2444