Car, truck collision at Adelong

Car, truck collision at Adelong

The scene of the car and truck accident near Adelong.

A WOMAN was taken to hospital with minor injuries after a truck and car collision on the Snowy Mountains Highway near Adelong yesterday.

A Tumut Fire and Rescue spokesman said that a woman was driving a brown Holden Commodore towards Adelong at about 10.30am, when the car hit the side diesel fuel tank of a B-double (empty) cattle truck heading towards Tumut.

The impact caused the tank to split and between 400 and 500 litres of diesel spilt onto the road.

The car came to rest with its front in a roadside ditch.

Rural Fire Service, ambulance, Fire and Rescue, police and SES units were quickly on the scene.

Paramedics assessed and treated the woman while she was in the car, and firefighters helped her out of the passenger side door as the driver’s side door was damaged.

She was then taken to hospital with cuts and bruises by ambulance. She had been the only occupant of the car. The truck driver was uninjured.

The highway was closed for nearly two hours.

The Fire and Rescue spokesman said the RFS firefighters had blocked the diesel spill from running down one side of the road.

The Fire and Rescue firefighters then put absorbent material on the diesel, before a Roads and Maritime Service crew arrived and sealed and graded it.