11 January 2024

Several injured, Monaro Highway closed after multi-vehicle crash

| Claire Sams
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A truck on its side

A multi-vehicle accident has forced the Monaro Highway, south of Michelago, to close. Photo: NSW Rural Fire Service Facebook.

Multiple people have been injured and some taken to hospital after a multi-vehicle crash on the Monaro Highway.

A NSW Police spokesperson said the incident occurred around 10 am on Thursday (11 January) about 2 km south of the Michelago township in the Monaro region of NSW.

“Officers attached to Monaro Police District were told a truck travelling south along the Monaro Highway has hit a number of stationary cars at a roadworks site, before rolling,” they said.

Officers attached to Monaro Police District have established a crime scene and the Crash Investigation Unit will also attend.

A map showing the location of the accident

NSW Police and NSW Ambulance attended the scene of the accident. Photo: Live Traffic NSW.

NSW Ambulance paramedics were called to the scene and treated the driver of one of the vehicles at the scene for head and spinal injuries, while the truck driver received treatment for minor injuries.

Both were taken to Canberra Hospital.

The other drivers were treated for minor injuries on scene.

Damaged vehicles on a highway

A NSW Police spokesperson said a truck hit stationary cars before rolling. Photo: NSW Rural Fire Service/Facebook.

The Monaro Highway is closed in both directions as of 1:30 pm on Thursday, according to Live Traffic NSW.

A spokesperson for NSW Rural Fire Service said the highway was expected to remain closed for several hours.

Motorists are asked to use an alternative route, such as the Snowy Mountains and Hume highways, and can visit Live Traffic NSW for updates.

Original Article published by Claire Sams on About Regional.

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Bring back the rail to stop these straight line crashes.

mikaloviche12:12 pm 18 Jan 24

I hope there is an enquiry it looks like some one was txting at the time and didn’t have eyes on the road yet another truck driver with a big rig and a small summer nats neanderthal Blazey attitude to road rules use and safety allegedly. The bigger the rig the smaller the brain .

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