Person trapped in Wombat truck accident

EMERGENCY services are working to free a person who has been trapped after a truck accident near Wombat. 3.55pm UPDATE
Nanjing Night Net

THE male driver of a truck which hit a tree near Young was trapped in his vehicle for close to two hours this afternoon.

The man, aged in his 40s, was freed about 3.40pm and hassince been taken to Canberra Hospital by road ambulance.

He was transported in a serious but stable condition with expected spinal injuries.

According to Cootamundra Local Area Command crime manager, Detective Inspector Paul Huxtable the truck hit the tree whichthen fell on top of the cabin of thevehicle.

The accident occurred on the Olympic Highwaynear Wombat shortly before 2pm.

The highway has reopened with alternating traffic conditions in place.

3.15pm UPDATE

THE driver of truckhas been removed from the vehicle and will betaken by road ambulance toCanberra Hospital under a police escort.

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2.40pm UPDATE

A MAN in his 40s remains trapped in a vehicle which is believed to have been struckby a falling tree on the Olympic Highway near Wombat this afternoon.

According to NSW Ambulance media, the man hassufferedserious injuries in the accident, withrescue crews still trying toremove him from the vehicle.

The highway has been closed in both directions and diversions are in place.

According to Live Traffic, motorists travelling between Wombat and Wallendbeen are being diverted via Murrumburrah using the Burley Griffin Way and Wombat Road.

The detour issuitable for all vehicles and is expected to addan additional 20 minutes to travel time.

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2.15pm

EMERGENCY services are working to free a personwho has been trapped aftera truck accident near Wombat.

The accident occurred on the Olympic Highway south of Wombat shortly after 2pm, with police and paramedics at the scene.

Initial reports suggest a tree has fallen on the vehicle.

Traffic disruptionsare expected.

More to come.

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