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Milk tanker driver trapped for two hours

A milk tanker driver was trapped for two hours in the wreckage of his cab after he crashed down a steep embankment early this morning.
A milk tanker driver was trapped for two hours in the wreckage of his cab after he crashed down a steep embankment early this morning. Daily News

UPDATE:  NSW Police has advised that the driver is understood to be in a stable condition at John Hunter Hospital.

He will be spoken to by police once his medical condition allows.



EARLY this morning the driver of a milk tanker was trapped within the wreckage of his cabin for two hours after it crashed near Putty, north of Windsor in NSW.

NSW police said the crash happened at 4.50am 95km north of Windsor, when the fully-loaded tanker ran though the guard rail and down a steep embankment, trapping the driver.

He was freed about 7.30am, however it took longer to get him out of the gully.

Local police, the Careflight Rescue Helicopter, NSW Ambulance Paramedics and Fire and Rescue NSW were called to help the man and were assisted by volunteer rescue personnel including the SES, RFS and VRA.

Putty Rd was closed in both directions due to the on-going rescue effort, and traffic is expected to be disrupted throughout the day once the vehicle retrieval operation gets underway.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

The driver's condition is unknown at this stage.

Topics:  driver trapped, nsw, putty, tanker crash


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