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Crash blocks Adelaide road

Thursday, 11th July, 2013

The semi-trailer hit the truck as it was doing a u-turn and shunted it down the road. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt The semi-trailer hit the truck as it was doing a u-turn and shunted it down the road. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt

By By Kurtis J Eichler

The Barrier Highway was closed yesterday morning after a crash involving a semi-trailer and a Roads and Maritime truck about six kilometres west of Broken Hill.
The Dubbo man driving the RMS truck was doing a u-turn when the front of the semi-trailer collided with the side of the vehicle, pushing it down the road, police said.
The semi-trailer driver, a woman from Forrest Lake in Queensland, was treated for shock and minor injuries but refused to be taken to hospital.
The man from Dubbo escaped unharmed but was issued with a fine.
Both vehicles were damaged enough to be towed away.
“It was extremely lucky that no one was killed or injured this morning,” said Barrier LAC crime manager Mick Stoltenberg.
“I can tell you when police and emergency services arrived it was obvious two vehicles had collided and there was a mess on the road.”
Glare was a factor in the accident, which happened about 7.15am, DI Stoltenberg said.
Police blocked off the road into South Australia until about 11am.

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