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Two-car wreckage

Friday, 8th December, 2017

The upturned caravan blocked the Sydney road for a couple of hours. PICTURE: Supplied The upturned caravan blocked the Sydney road for a couple of hours. PICTURE: Supplied

No-one was seriously injured in a spectacular two-car collision which closed the Barrier Highway near Wilcannia for about two hours yesterday.

Police said the accident happened about 10.25am when a caravan being towed by a Hyundai 4WD collided with an oncoming sedan west of the township.

“It appears a large gust of wind has destabilised the caravan and tossed it into the path of an oncoming vehicle,” a police spokesman said.

Both the caravan and the Hyundai towing it then rolled over, with the upturned caravan ending up laying across the highway.

Much of the van’s contents were strewn over the road which was blocked for about two hours, according to the police spokesman.

The other vehicle, a silver Nissan Pulsar registered in NSW, was also extensively damaged in the accident.

The spokesman said a 68-year-old woman was driving the 4WD but details of the other driver and the occupants of both vehicles were not available.

But he said there appeared to be no serious injuries, although one person was conveyed to the Broken Hill Hospital while the others were treated at Wilcannia’s health service.

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