B-double flips on wet highway

A TRUCKIE has been forced to hang on for dear life in treacherous road conditions on the Coffs Coast.

The 29-year-old Queensland man was driving his B-double south on the Pacific Highway south of Urunga at 11.35pm on Wednesday when he came to grief. The accident blocked the road for nearly four hours.

Police said the man was leaving the 60kmh zone and was entering the 80kmh zone about 1km north of Martells Road when his back trailer slid in the wet conditions.

Both trailers flipped on their sides but somehow the prime mover remained upright.

The driver returned a negative breath test at the scene and was not injured. His wreck was towed away and the highway was re-opened at 3am.

Police inquiries into the cause of the smash continue.

Sergeant Brett Jackson from Coffs Harbour highway patrol said extreme caution was crucial on our wet roads.

“Drive to the conditions and stay vigilant,” he said.



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