Two trucks have crashed on Summerland Way, Junction Hill
Two trucks have crashed on Summerland Way, Junction Hill Kathryn Lewis

‘I saw the driver’s face’: Split second decision a lifesaver

RAY Beddow was sitting in his truck on the side of the road having a break, when he looked up to see another truck heading his way.

Mr Beddow said he made the split-second decision to "jump to the passenger side".

"I was just sitting there taking my break and then I looked up and then I jumped to the passenger side," he said.

"I saw the other driver's face this close to mine," Mr Beddow said holding his hand centimetres away from his face.

Emergency services responded to the two-truck collision on Summerland Way on Monday which saw the driver of the semi-trailer taken to Grafton Base Hospital by ambulance.

Initial reports indicate a truck rolled near Pine St at Junction Hill and collided with another truck that was parked on the side of the highway at about 4pm.

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