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Lucky escape as truck goes up in flames

A truck has been gutted by fire after a two vehicle crash on the Hume Highway in South West Sydney. Picture: Live Traffic Sydney
A truck has been gutted by fire after a two vehicle crash on the Hume Highway in South West Sydney. Picture: Live Traffic Sydney

TWO drivers had a lucky escape after a dramatic two truck crash in south western Sydney, which saw a semi-trailer go up in flames this morning.

Police said a truck carrying a skip bin and the semi-trailer, which was carrying a load of gravel, collided on the Hume Highway, near the Glenlee Road overpass, at Campbelltown.

The crash caused the larger vehicle to ignite and the semi-trailer was soon destroyed by fire, despite the efforts of firefighters.

 

The truck crash closed the Hume Motorway after one of the trucks ignited. Picture: Seven News
The truck crash closed the Hume Motorway after one of the trucks ignited. Picture: Seven News

Its 62-year-old driver escaped uninjured, while the 40-year-old in the other vehicle was treated for some minor injuries and taken to Liverpool Hospital as a precaution.

 

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Emergency services remain at the scene and have advised motorists to avoid the area.

The lucky escape comes just days after the NSW Police Force kicked off its major speeding blitz for the Christmas holidays.

Already five people have died since Operation Safe Arrival started and police are urging drivers to remain alert during the holiday break.

For the latest traffic information, motorists are advised to visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.