Police investigating truck rollover – Holbrook

An investigation is underway following a truck rollover in the Murray River region yesterday.

About 11.45am (Monday 2 August 2021), a semitrailer – carrying a full load of bark mulch – was travelling northbound on the Hume Highway at Holbrook, when the driver lost control and drove across the grassed median strip before rolling, about a kilometre from the Wagga Wagga Road exit.

The driver – a 23-year-old man – was ejected from the vehicle through the front windscreen, with his arm becoming trapped between the cabin and a concrete culvert on the median strip.

An off-duty paramedic and off-duty nurse rendered assistance before emergency services arrived.

The man was freed and airlifted to Canberra Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

Officers attached to Murray River Police District have since commenced an investigation into the cause of the crash.

Inquiries are continuing.

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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