NSW ambulance in Coffs Harbour.
NSW ambulance in Coffs Harbour.

Emergency crews called to truck rollover

UPDATE 8:14AM: FIREFIGHTERS hav reported the driver of a truck which rolled 50m down an embankment was very lucky to not be seriously injured.

A Fire & Rescue Lismore spokesman said a crew from Lismore Fire Station as well as the F&R Hazmat team from Goonellabah and an Rural Fire Service crew from Nimbin attended the crash.

"A water carrier truck rolled on Terania Creek while delivering much-need water to residents," he said.

"The truck rolled 50m down the embankment and the driver escaped unharmed, he managed to climb out of the truck himself and is  very lucky to have walked away,"

The F&R Hazmat team were at the incident because of the amount of diesel contained in the truck's fuel tanks, the spokesman said.

"We don't want hundreds of litres of fuel to spread into the bush or the waterways," he said.

"The truck is still down the embankment."

 

A DRIVER has reportedly walked away from a truck rollover near Terania Creek this afternoon.

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said one crew was on scene after a truck rollover on Lawler Road, Terania Creek shortly after 3pm.

"The driver is out of the truck, the patient self-extricated themselves with minor injuries," the spokeswoman said.

"They are still being treated on the scene."

NSW Rural Fire Service have also been called to the scene to assist.

It is believed the truck may have gone down a 25m embankment.

More to information to come.