Truckie sustains serious burns after collision north of Moree

A truck driver has sustained serious burns after a collision between two heavy vehicles near Moree today (Thursday, November 17).

About 2.30pm, a B-Double and a semi-trailer, both travelling north on the Newell Highway, collided approximately 25km north of Moree.

As a result of the impact, both trucks caught fire.

The B-Double driver was taken to Moree Hospital for treatment to burns. His current condition is unknown.


Photo: NSW Police

The semi-trailer driver is assisting with inquiries at the scene.

Road closures remain in place around the crash site. For the latest on road conditions, motorists should check

Meanwhile, Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal crash in Dubbo last week.

Shortly before 10am on Tuesday, November 18, officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol were patrolling the Mitchell Highway, Narromine, about 45km west of Dubbo, when they observed a vehicle and turned around to follow it.

A short time later, police located the vehicle crashed off the roadway and hit a tree.

The male driver and sole occupant was located deceased inside the vehicle.

A critical incident investigation was launched following the crash and police are especially interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen a dark coloured Holden Commodore VT driving west at high speed between Dubbo and Narromine.

Media Release November 17, 2016

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.