Truck crash closes southbound lane on highway at Bangalow

UPDATE, 9:00AM: Police from the Tweed/Byron Local Area Command say emergency services and Roads and Maritime Services could be on the scene for another six hours.

Tweed/Byron Inspector Darren Steel said the entire contents of the semi trailer, which was transporting tractor parts, would need to be unloaded before a crane could turn the vehicle upright.

He said a diversion was currently in place through Byron for light vehicles and attempts were being made to establish an alternate access north and south for heavy vehicles.

 

INITIAL REPORT: THE Pacific Highway's southbound lane is closed at Bangalow after a truck crash.

Emergency services were called at 5.15am after reports of a semi-trailer on its side.

Live Traffic NSW says emergency services are still at the scene, including a heavy tow truck and a crane.

Southbound trucks  are being parked to wait for the highway to reopen while cars are being diverted onto Bangalow Road.

A spokeswoman from NSW Ambulance media said the driver of the truck, a 38-year-old man, suffered a head wound and a knee injury in the crash.

He was taken to Byron Bay District Hospital in a stable condition.

It is not known how long the highway will remain closed.


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