Truck rolls, closing road near Nelson

THREE people were lucky to escape with minor injuries after a collision between a truck and car near Nelson yesterday, which led to a messy clean-up. 

Police said the truck, carrying woodchips, lost control and veered onto the wrong side of the road, colliding with the  car. 

The truck rolled and spilled woodchips, blocking the  roadway for an extended period.

The Portland-Nelson Road to the South Australian border was closed from about 11.20am to 7.30pm as emergency services cleared the crash area.

South Australian Ambulance Service Limestone Coast manager Andrew Thomas said the truck driver was taken to Mount Gambier hospital for observation.

“He had just scratches  and bruises but was taken for a check over,” Mr Thomas said.

Ambulance Victoria paramedics treated the  two occupants of the vehicle. 

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