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14 February, 2022

Semi-trailer crash blocks highway

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews attended the scene of a semi-trailer crash, near Coonabarabran Monday, February 7, at 9.27am.

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Firefighters from Coonabarabran were called to the Newell Highway, 25 kilo- metres south of the township, after the truck’s rear trailer broke free and flipped over.

On arrival, fire crews found the southbound lane of the high- way blocked by the wreckage.

The driver managed to keep the rig and front trailer upright and drive to the side of the road.

Firefighters attended to the driver who was suffering from shock and gave him oxygen ther- apy until NSW Ambulance Paramedics arrived.

The fire crews assessed the scene and removed the debris from the road.

The trailer, laden with paper, was removed from the road, allowing NSW Police to reopen the highway.

Superintendent Scott Dodson from FRNSW said this is a time- ly reminder that calling triple zero (000) when you are involved in or see a crash can be the differ- ence between life and death.

The triple zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you.

It should be used to contact police, fire or ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations 

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