5 May, 2021
Two truck crash closes Newell Highway for a day
At around 5am on Wednesday, April 21, emergency services including the Gilgandra SES unit, Gilgandra NSW Fire and Rescue and Gilgandra police were called to a serious truck crash on the Newell Highway, just past Biddon.
A semi-trailer and a B-double truck had collided, with one driver walking away uninjured, and the other suffering serious injuries. Emergency services from Gulgong and Gilgandra spent more than four hours working to free one of the male truck drivers, who had become trapped. He was eventually freed and treated on scene by NSW Ambulance before being helicoptered to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital for further treatment. The crash caused traffic to be diverted for nearly 14 hours, as the general freight debris and the trucks blocked both lanes of the highway.