Truck driver in stable condition following serious crash
A truck driver is in a serious but stable condition after his prime mover was destroyed in a crash near Whim Creek last night.
The man, 48, was driving along the North West Coastal Highway at about 10pm when the road train’s front tyre blew out causing it to veer off the road.
The truck, carrying mining equipment and general freight, then ran down the Bella Bella Creek into the dry creek bed.
The driver suffered serious injuries and was taken to Hedland Health Campus and will be flown down to Perth by the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Sergeant Kevin Bearcroft said it appeared to be a single vehicle accident but investigations were still ongoing.
“It's a significant crash, the prime mover and three trailers are all destroyed,” he said.
“Although he did get significant injuries he is very lucky to be alive.”
Sgt Bearcroft said salvage and towing companies were working on removing the vehicle.
“The actual crash site itself isn't a risk to the public, But whilst they are salvaging the scene then there'll be traffic management in place,” he said.
“Just for the safety of the public while they removed the truck. It will take several days to clear the thing.
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