The drivers of two trucks involved in a collision at Balmattum were taken to hospital after suffering injuries in the incident.RIAHN SMITH May 26, 2014 3:14am
Two truck drivers were hospitalised on Saturday morning after their vehicles collided at Balmattum.
The News understands a B-double truck and a water tanker crashed on Hume Fwy about 3.30
Emergency crews worked in foggy conditions to clear the scene of the crash, which left one of the trucks on its side.
Benalla police Sergeant Brad McMennemin said a Kenworth Prime Mover with two water trailers was heading north when it lost control and veered off the road into the centre median strip about 1
Sgt McMennemin said a Volvo B-double truck travelling behind the water tanker crashed into one of the trailers, which came to rest in the path of oncoming traffic.
He said visibility was very low due to heavy fog.
Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said a man in his 60s, believed to be the driver of the water tanker, suffered an arm injury as well as cuts and abraisions.
Mr Mullen said the St Albans man was stuck inside the truck’s cabin as State Emergency Service volunteers worked to free him but said he was not physically trapped.
He said the other driver, a man in his 20s from Sebastopol, suffered back injuries.
Both men were taken to Wangaratta Base Hospital in a stable condition.
A VicRoads spokesman said the northbound lanes of the freeway were closed from the Hume Out-Euroa Main Ramp at Euroa to the Hume Out-Urmston Ramp at Violet Town.
The freeway was reopened about 2.30
Tungamah's police officer Haydn Smith is about to leave the beat.
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
CAMPASPE Shire’s animal ranger is hunting two dogs after they attacked and killed a dog walking with its owner.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
About 7600 residents served by Goulburn Valley Water are affected by a boil-water advisory.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
The second Koonoomoo Pickers and Packers Charity Ball came to town on the weekend, and was bigger and better than ever.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.