Gocup Road closed

Gocup Road closed

The Gocup Road has been blocked to traffic.
The Gocup Road has been blocked to traffic.

2.30pm

GOCUP Road remains closed following a two-vehicle accident before midday on Wednesday that resulted in two people being transported to Wagga Base Hospital and the road blocked by a semi-trailer.

Police say the accident occurred when a Blue Ford Falcon, heading towards Tumut up Lindley’s Hill, lost control in slippery conditions.

Police said the car, driven by a woman, slid into the cliff face on the opposite side of the road, which in turn bounced the vehicle into the path of an oncoming truck. The force of the collision catapulted the car several metres off the road.

In an attempt to avoid the car, the truck driver braked, causing the fully laden truck to jack-knife and block the road.

The driver of the car sustained possible spinal injuries and was transported to Wagga Base Hospital whilst a male passenger was also transported for medical care suffering suspected fractured ribs.

The truck driver was uninjured.

A heavy vehicle tow truck from Wagga was being utilised in the truck recovery task.

12.45pm

The Gocup Road has been closed after a truck jack-knifed between Tumut and Gundagai at about midday.

The driver of the truck is understood to have escaped injury, but an occupant of a Ford Falcon sedan, which left the road, has been taken to hospital by Tumut ambulance.

Police, paramedics and the NSW Rural Fire Service and Gundagai Fire and Rescue are on the scene, about 20km from Tumut.

A quantity of diesel is on the road. The truck was carrying a portable building and came to a halt with the cabin situated just off the roadway, and trailer on the road, blocking any traffic.

More details to follow.

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