Truck crash shuts Kooweerup Road

Damage to the semi-trailer, which hit the turning truck from behind. 182939_06

By Kyra Gillespie

Two men have been taken to The Alfred Hospital in a stable condition following a collision on Healesville-Kooweerup Road just before 11am on Friday, 13 July.

Police say a truck traveling south carrying two passengers slowed down to make a left turn into a residential driveway.

A 22-year-old male driving a truck behind failed to see the first truck turning and collided with the rear of the turning truck, causing it to run into the drainage ditch and roll.

Emergency services cut the driver and passenger from the rolled truck.

The 22-year-old male passenger was taken to The Alfred by road ambulance.

The male driver in his fifties was airlifted to The Alfred with possible spinal injuries.

None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

The 22-year-old driver of the semi-trailer sustained minor injuries and is assisting police with their enquires.

Senior Sergeant Daniel Wood said speed, alcohol and drugs did not appear to be a factor.