Collisions cause calamity across the Riverina

Update: 1.45pm

An elderly woman was flown to Canberra hospital after her car was hit by a truck near Tumut. 

The 93-year-old was trapped in her sedan, following the accident on the corner of Batlow Road and the Snowy Mountains Highway this morning.

Emergency services cut the injured woman free within half an hour, according to Tumut paramedic John Larter. 

The driver was treated for possible chest injuries and rushed by helicopter to hospital in a serious but stable condition after 9.30am.

Mr Larter said the truck driver was uninjured. 

Update: 1.30pm

Investigations are continuing, following the death of a truck driver near Gundagai this morning. 

The 60-year-old man was exiting the off-ramp, north of town, when he suddenly pulled over, colliding with a traffic sign. 

Gundagai police senior constable Grant Norris said the driver is believed to have suffered a medical condition, causing him to leave the road at Sheehan Bridge after 5am.  

”Passers-by have come past and seen him slumped on the wheel,” Constable Norris said.

“He was unfortunately deceased.” 


Two car crashes across the Riverina have resulted in road closures. 

The Hume Highway on-ramp at West Street, Gundagai was closed, following to a truck crash early this morning.

The Snowy Mountains Highway also remains closed in both directions, following a collision near Tumut. 

More to come.