Driver sought as dashcam footage shows truck forced off highway near Cooma

Police have released dashcam footage as they investigate a fail-to-stop truck crash in the State’s south yesterday.

About 3pm (Thursday 24 June 2021), emergency services responded to reports a truck had crashed and rolled after being forced off the Monaro Highway near Chakola, 20km north of Cooma.

Officers attached to Monaro Police District arrived and found the Isuzu truck on its side in a ditch, just off the roadway. The driver was treated at the scene by paramedics for a head injury.

As part of their inquiries, officers viewed dashcam footage from vehicles in the vicinity of the incident.

On the footage – released by police today (Friday 25 June 2021) – a white vehicle travelling south is seen crossing into the northbound lane to overtake a pantec-type truck.

The driver of the Isuzu truck – which is travelling north – takes evasive action to avoid a collision, being forced onto the shoulder of the road, before flipping and rolling into a ditch.

The driver of the white vehicle – possibly a BMW X3 SUV – continued south, not stopping to render assistance.

Police are appealing to anyone who has information about the white vehicle – or additional footage – to contact Monaro Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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