Truckie's miraculous escape
Friday, 18th June, 2010
Police are investigating whether a suspension malfunction caused a semi-trailer loaded with potatoes to overturn in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The 33-year-old driver suffered only minor injuries when his single trailer truck rolled onto the passenger's side and skidded along the side of the Barrier Highway before slamming into a creek.
Police said the truck driver, from Berri in South Australia, suspected some part of the suspension on his Kenworth truck failed as he negotiated a left hand band about 30 kilometres from Broken Hill.
They said passing motorists contacted police and that emergency services also attended the scene.
The driver, who did not need medical attention after the accident, did not appear to be at fault, said police.