Driver seriously injured in log truck rollover

The driver of a log truck that overturned on the Orara Way at Glenreagh has been airlifted from the scene with chest and spinal injuries.
The driver of a log truck that overturned on the Orara Way at Glenreagh has been airlifted from the scene with chest and spinal injuries. Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Ser

UPDATE: THE 48-year-old male driver of the log truck that rolled near Glenreagh this morning has been transported to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital suffering chest and spinal injuries. 

The truck rolled on a section of the Orara Way just after 7am. 

A delicate rescue operation conducted by local emergency services extricated the driver from the cabin of the overturned truck. 

A crash scene investigation is underway to establish the circumstances surrounding the crash.


10AM: The Westpac Life Saver Helicopter was tasked to the scene of a truck roll over near Glenreagh this morning.

At 7.20am, a logging truck rolled on Orara Way leaving the 48-year-old male driver stuck in the cabin.

NSW Ambulance said the man was trapped by his legs and was being treated for abrasions to the face.

The driver has been released from the cabin and was treated by the Helicopter medical team before being flown to Coffs Harbour Hospital.

It is believed the driver sustained facial and shoulder lacerations and was complaining of severe chest and back pain.

Traffic was affected in both directions on Orara Way and police have confirmed the incident will have minimal impact on school holiday traffic.


8AM: POLICE and emergency services are on scene after a log truck has rolled over in Glenreagh.

At this stage, police said the driver is stuck inside the truck cabin.

Traffic will be affected in the area.


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