Lucky escape for driver

HARD STOP: One northbound lane on the Princes Highway was closed on Wednesday morning while emergency services attended a water tanker crash.

HARD STOP: One northbound lane on the Princes Highway was closed on Wednesday morning while emergency services attended a water tanker crash.

A 56-year-old Albion Park man was treated at Shoalhaven Hospital for minor injuries after his truck collided with a tree at Bomaderry on Wednesday morning.

At about 6am the water tanker being driven south on the Princes Highway collided with a medium strip at the intersection.

As a result the truck crossed the intersection of Bolong Road and the Princes Highway, broke through a light pole, ran down an embankment and crashed into a tree.

The collision with the light pole left live wires exposed which were caught underneath the truck. The driver remained in the truck until the power line was isolated.

One northbound lane on the highway was closed while emergency services attended the scene and a heavy vehicle tow truck recovered the water tanker.

Police have asked witnesses to contact Nowra Police Station via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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