Jack-knife closes road

The semi-trailer was retrieved using a crane.THE Pacific Highway was closed to all northbound traffic at Karuah for more than 12 hours last Thursday following a truck accident.

A b-double, semi-trailor jack-knifed at about 3:30am on Thursday into Karuah Creek on the Pacific Highway. Deputy captain of Tea Gardens Fire and Rescue Leon Katz said they received a call soon after the accident notifying them that the driver of the truck was trapped. When Tea Gardens Rescue 471 arrived on scene the 61-year-old driver had since released himself from the cab. The man was transported to John Hunter Hospital hospital in a stable condition and has since been released.

“The truck was carrying a mixed load of bleach, flavoured milk and bread,” Mr Katz said.

“Our main concern was the risk of contamination”.

The crew put in place booms in the creek to contain the spill and was later requested to stand by with the pump as fire protection. The truck was eventually removed by crane with fire crews from Newcastle, Morpeth, Holmesville and HAZMAT 20 attending.

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