A truck driver has had a lucky escape after his B-double crashed and burst into flames at Urunga early this morning.
One southbound lane of the Pacific Highway remains closed near Martells Road, with speed limits reduced, with the wreckage expected to be salvaged tomorrow.
According to initial reports, the truck was travelling northbound towards Coffs Harbour just after 1:30am. It’s understood that the B-Double then crossed four lanes of the Pacific Highway, through wire safety barriers, before coming to rest in a gully, bursting into flames about 4km south of Urunga.
The 53 year old male driver was pulled from the cabin of the truck by passing motorists.
NSW Ambulance were called to the scene at 1:50am. Paramedics treated the man for a facial injuries, including a laceration to his forehead, as well as chest pain, and leg and ankle injuries.
The driver was taken by road ambulance to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital.
The truck was transporting a van at the time.
Fire fighters used a water tanker to extinguish the blaze.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.