B-double finds trouble

The driver was reportedly unharmed and very lucky there was no oncoming traffic at the time of the collision. Photos: Contributed

Stefan Bradley

At approximately 11am last Tuesday morning, a truck incident occurred in Montgomery, north of Sale.

The Department of Transport and Planning confirmed to the Gippsland Times that Victoria Police was informed at 11.07am that a collision involving a truck had occurred on the Princes Highway between Montgomery Road and Myrtlebank Road.

The incident occurred on December 12.

Police needed to close the road between those two points. Traffic management was arranged. Repair work to the centre barrier was carried out.

The road reopened that day at 5.10pm. No other details were provided.

An eyewitness says the truck driver lost control of the loaded B-Double prime mover, flattening the centre barrier, partly leaving the road momentarily before crossing back through a break in the centre barrier. Then it smashed into the left side barrier where the vehicle finally came to halt in the drain, resulting in the highway being closed.

Police were alerted to this incident around 11.07am last Tuesday morning.