Truck smash on Southwell rural road

LUCKY ESCAPE: The driver was relatively uninjured on Tuesday afternoon after his truck left the rural Southwell road, through bushes and crashing into a tree. No other vehicle was involved in the accident Picture: ROB KNOWLES

No one seriously injured in truck crash on Southwell rural road.

A truck careered off the rural road leading from the R72 to Southwell, approximately a kilometre from the main road intersection, on Tuesday afternoon.

According to emergency services and police at the scene, the driver had no passengers and was only slightly injured after his truck missed a bend and shot off the road and through thorn trees and other bush, only coming to a halt when it encountered a stout tree.

It appeared that the front cab of the truck was folded like a concertina, but the driver managed to survive the accident with only minor injuries.

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