A truck driver in Bendigo was lucky to escape a roll over with minor injuries recently.
A truck driver in Bendigo was lucky to escape a roll over with minor injuries recently. Sarah Harvey

Truckie escapes roll over

A DRIVER has escaped with only minor injuries when the truck he was travelling in rolled while trying to avoid a car which failed to give way at a Kangaroo Flat intersection yesterday.

The 53-year-old man was trapped and suffered minor lacerations on his arm after the truck rolled on the corner of Olympic Parade and Station Street around 1.30pm. The driver of the car, a 22-year-old Long Gully man, was travelling with one passenger when he failed to give way, driving into the path of the oncoming truck.

The truck driver tried to avoid the car, swiping its side before tipping over.

Country Fire Authority, State Emergency Service, and police were called to the incident to free the man from the vehicle, who was taken to Bendigo Health for observations before being released yesterday afternoon.

Speed was not a factor in the crash.

Read the full story at the Bendigo Advertiser

Meanwhile a truck carrying rubbish came to grief along Raglan Pde.

Matt Neil, a reporter for The Standard said traffic on Warrnam-bool's Raglan Pde was affected for about seven hours yesterday morning after a truck rolled over at the Laverock Road intersection.

The prime mover carrying rubbish tipped over around 4am, causing both west-bound lanes of Raglan Pde to be blocked, as well as one east-bound lane.

Fellow employees from the waste disposal company attended the scene to clear the general waste from the prime mover before it could be righted.

Acting Sergeant Rachell Field of Warrnambool police said it appeared the truck had been attempting to turn when it ended up on its side, but police were still investigating.

She said the truck was tarped, which had limited the amount of mess the accident caused.

Read more at The Standard.

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