Truck crash on bends

September 28, 2017

On Sunday about 9pm a male truck driver was injured when the B-double semi-trailer he was driving left the Goulburn Valley Hwy about 1km south of the Tocumwal Bridge.

The truck left the roadway through the guard rail on the left side of the carriageway, taking out about 80m of rail and came to rest in trees.

The vehicle was fully laden with oranges.

The truck and trailers were extensively damaged and the 33-year-old driver from NSW was taken to Goulburn Valley Health in Shepparton before being airlifted to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne suffering serious non-life threatening injuries.

Heavy haulage with a 50tonne crane was required to extract the vehicle and a bobcat was used to clean up the oranges.

VicRoads, police and Parks Victoria worked together with the assistance of NSW Police to clear the scene and make the highway safe.

Police are investigating the cause of the collision.


●On Monday, September 18 between 11am and 3pm unknown offenders entered private premises in Blackwood Cres, Cobram and removed a quantity of power tools and video gaming equipment.

●A Strathmerton woman is without her car after an unknown offender stole her vehicle from her driveway on Tuesday, September 19.

The vehicle was located in the early hours of Wednesday morning, on fire at the intersection of Numurkah and Sandmount Rds, Katunga.

Police are currently investigating this incident and request anyone with information to call the Cobram CIU or Crime Stoppers.

●A Shepparton man, 40, received treatment at Goulburn Valley Health after he was assaulted in Cobram on Saturday, September 16.

The man was assaulted in the early hours of the morning at a Wallowa St, Cobram property.

One offender was arrested and police are searching for a second man believed to be involved.


Overnight on Sunday an unknown person or persons attempted to steal a vehicle.

They failed to take it any further than the victim’s driveway, after driving it through closed gates and smashing it into a wall at the victim’s address.

●Anyone with information in relation to any offence can contact their local police or phone Crime Stoppers on 1800333000. Or submit a confidential crime report at:

Crime Stoppers says: ‘‘If you see something, say something.’’

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