Drivers escape serious injury as trucks collide on Hume Freeway.
Several men escaped serious injury when two trucks collided on Hume Fwy near Seymour yesterday.
Seymour police Senior Sergeant Ralph Willingham said a broken axle had forced a truck to stop on the side of the freeway, between the two Seymour exits.
He said the driver, aged in his 40s, had phoned a maintenance crew to assist and it had surrounded the truck with orange cones to work underneath the vehicle.
However, after the crew had gone into town for refreshments, a collision occurred involving another truck driven by a man in his 60s.
Sen Sgt Willingham said the driver of the stationery truck was sitting in the cab at the time of impact, but did not need to go to hospital.
The second truck was seriously damaged, but the driver received only minor injuries.
Hildene Fire Brigade, Seymour State Emergency Service and paramedics attended the scene.
Snr Sgt Willingham said he was ‘‘amazed no-one suffered critical injuries’’.
Meanwhile, two female drivers escaped serious injury following a two-car crash at the Midland Hwy and Tatura-Undera Rd intersection near Tatura yesterday.
Highway Patrol’s Senior Constable Robert Guglielmi said a Holden Astra was being driven east on Midland Hwy towards Shepparton and the Mitsubishi Magna was turning right from the highway towards Undera when there was a collision about 1.20
Sen Const Guglielmi said road conditions were damp at the time of the crash.
‘‘The driver of the Mitsubishi was treated at the scene for minor injuries and shock by ambulance officers, while the driver of the other vehicle suffered shock,’’ he said.
Sergeant Darryl Phillips of Tatura police directed traffic for about an hour before both vehicles, which were extensively damaged, could be removed.
Police were investigating the incident.
Police, fire brigade and ambulance officers attended the crash.
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