9 September 2022

Crash at Wallendbeen causes structural damage to railway bridge

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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A semi-trailer has crashed into an overhead railway bridge. Photo: Wallendbeen Rural Fire Brigade.

Riverina Police are investigating a crash in Wallendbeen on Thursday (8 September).

Emergency services were called to the Olympic Highway near Silo Road about 20 km northeast of Cootamundra following reports of a truck crash yesterday at about 5 pm.

damaged bridge

The impact damaged the railway bridge. Photo: Wallendbeen Rural Fire Service.

A semi-trailer, with an attached trailer, was travelling south when it struck an overhead railway bridge causing the truck to partially roll. There was significant damage to the railway overpass.

Wallendbeen RFS said the 47-year-old Victorian truck driver was treated at the scene before being taken to Young Hospital with superficial injuries.

damaged bridge

The bridge sustained structural damage from the incident. Photo: Wallendbeen Rural Fire Service.

The Olympic Highway remains closed in both directions and diversions have been put in place.

Motorists and rail travellers are advised of delays and should visit www.livetraffic.com before travelling.

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