Truck Driver Charged Over Serious Crash At Albury

A truck driver has been charged over a serious crash in the states south.

Shortly before 7am yesterday (Monday 24 June 2024), emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving a truck towing a trailer and a utility along the Riverina Highway, Splitters Creek, about 8km west of Albury.

The utility driver – a 64-year-old man – was trapped in the vehicle until released by emergency services personal.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated him at the scene before he was taken to Albury Hospital in a critical condition.

The 51-year-old male truck driver suffered minor injuries. He was taken to the same hospital for mandatory testing before being conveyed to Albury Police Station.

Officers from the Murry River Police District established a crime scene that was later examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

Police will allege that the truck was towing a Telehandler, when the trailer rolled causing the load to come lose from the trailer and collide with the utility.

The truck driver was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm- drive manner danger, negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm) and tow vehicle when unsafe.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Albury Local Court on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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