B-double rolls in the centre of Coffs Harbour

Coffs CBD truck rollover: B-double rolls in the centre of Coffs Harbour.
Coffs CBD truck rollover: B-double rolls in the centre of Coffs Harbour.

UPDATE: THE driver of the b-double that rolled in the centre of Coffs Harbour has been taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital suffering a number of suspected injuries. 


Paramedics have treated the 43-year-old who is said to have suffered leg, thigh and head injuries. 

He was freed from the cabin of the overturned truck by State Emergency Service crews and firefighters after being pinned by the legs following the crash for almost an hour. 

Coffs Harbour City Council and Roads and Maritime Services crews undertook the site clean-up clearing the roadway as a heavy vehicle tow was brought into place around 1.30am to right the overturned heavy vehicle. 

The b-double salvage commenced at 1.30am.
The b-double salvage commenced at 1.30am. Twitter

WEDNESDAY - 12.30AM: AN overturned b-double lays on its side in the middle of the Pacific Highway/Grafton St in the centre of Coffs Harbour. 

State Emergency Service crews, firefighters and police have been on scene for more than an hour now. 

The driver has been extricated from the cabin, and is being assessed by paramedics on scene and is expected to be rushed to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital. 

The rig and trailer are lying across the median strip and the northbound lanes between Mclean St and Moonee St. 

An overturned b-double lays on its side in the middle of the Pacific Highway/Grafton St in the centre of Coffs Harbour.
An overturned b-double lays on its side in the middle of the Pacific Highway/Grafton St in the centre of Coffs Harbour. Frank Redward

It is understood the b-double was headed north on the highway at the time of the crash and had been transporting a load of building material waste. 

After rolling large amounts of debris have been scattered all over the roadway. 

Police said traffic diversions are expected to remain in place for some time until the vehicle is righted and the site is cleaned up.

It is unknown what caused the heavy vehicle to roll.

For local emergency services this is the second truck rollover in Coffs Harbour within the space of a week, after a semi-trailer rolled early last Wednesday, south of the city, at the England's Rd roundabout. 

 

The Pacific Highway is blocked in the centre of Coffs Harbour between Combine St and West High St after the b-double rollover outside the Coffs Hotel.
The Pacific Highway is blocked in the centre of Coffs Harbour between Combine St and West High St after the b-double rollover outside the Coffs Hotel. Frank Redward

 

BREAKING:

TUESDAY - 11:30PM: A B-DOUBLE has rolled in the Coffs Harbour city centre, blocking the Pacific Highway.

The truck rolled on Grafton St/Pacific Highway between Moonee St and McLean St around 11.15pm on Tuesday.

Emergency services are on scene and the driver is being extricated from the overturned heavy vehicle.  

It is understood the b-double was transporting building waste with a large amount of debris scattered all over the roadway. 

The highway is blocked in both directions in the middle of Coffs Harbour. 

The NSW Traffic Management Centre is advising motorists to avoid the city centre between Combine St and West High St until the truck is righted. 

 

COFFS HARBOUR TRAFFIC ALERT:

Pacific Highway at Combine Street, a crash has closed the highway in both directions.

Northbound traffic is diverted into Combine St, Azalea Av, West High St then back onto the highway.

Southbound light vehicles are using local diversions trucks are being parked.

The Pacific Highway is blocked in both directions through the centre of Coffs Harbour.
The Pacific Highway is blocked in both directions through the centre of Coffs Harbour. NSW Transport Management Centre