Lucky to escape more serious injury in tip-over

The driver of a loaded log truck that tipped over on Tiniroto Road on the Doneraille hill yesterday morning was lucky to escape injury, say firefighters.

Emergency services were called to the crash scene at about 10am.

“The truck and trailer unit was coming down the hill when it happened,” said Senior Station Officer Jason Higgins.“The vehicle rolled on to the roof of the driving compartment and was on the side of the road.

“The male driver had been able to get out OK and apart from minor scratches, he was not injured. Given the extent of damage to the cab he was lucky he was not more seriously hurt.”

The driver, aged 40, was checked over by a St John Ambulance crew but did not need to go to hospital.

The log load remained secured on the vehicle.

The driver of a loaded log truck that tipped over on Tiniroto Road on the Doneraille hill yesterday morning was lucky to escape injury, say firefighters.

Emergency services were called to the crash scene at about 10am.

“The truck and trailer unit was coming down the hill when it happened,” said Senior Station Officer Jason Higgins.“The vehicle rolled on to the roof of the driving compartment and was on the side of the road.

“The male driver had been able to get out OK and apart from minor scratches, he was not injured. Given the extent of damage to the cab he was lucky he was not more seriously hurt.”

The driver, aged 40, was checked over by a St John Ambulance crew but did not need to go to hospital.

The log load remained secured on the vehicle.

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