Truck rolls over in wet weather, spills oil

A truck has crashed and rolled at the intersection of Centenary Drive and the Pacific Highway at Clarenza.
A truck has crashed and rolled at the intersection of Centenary Drive and the Pacific Highway at Clarenza. Clair Morton

UPDATE, 8.20PM: A HEAVY vehicle crane has been used in an attempt to right a B-Double truck which rolled over at Clarenza this afternoon.

Police said the vehicle had been driving south on the Pacific Highway about 4.15pm, when it failed to negotiate a left hand turn onto Centenary Drive in wet weather.

The truck landed on its side, causing oil and diesel to spill onto the road and surrounding land.

Luckily, the truck driver was not injured in the crash, and HAZMAT crews were on scene to contain any spills.

It is believed the road has re-opened and an investigation into the circumstances of the crash is ongoing.


EARLIER: A B-DOUBLE has crashed and rolled onto its side at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Centenary Drive at Clarenza.

Witnesses said it appeared as if the driver was going too fast in the slippery conditions and failed to handle the corner as he turned from the highway.

It is believed the driver is uninjured, although there is an ambulance in attendance.

Hazmat crews are on the scene to control spilled oil and diesel.

The intersection is closed as the clean-up and recovery continues.

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