Four passengers are lucky to be alive, after a nightmare collision on Wednesday night.
Paramedics rushed to the crash site, near Kyeamba, following reports a ute had run off the road, “rolled several times and crashed into a tree”.
Lights blazed and sirens blared along the Hume Highway after 7.15pm, as emergency services flew in to help the four, who were found inside the vehicle.
Police located the ute two-kilometres north of Tumbarumba Road.
According to a police spokeswoman, passengers were “conscious and breathing” when officers called for an ambulance.
Remarkably, the most serious injury was a head laceration, according to a NSW Ambulance spokesman.
The spokesman said paramedics had treated the man – believed to be in his 50s – at the scene and no hospital transfers were needed.
“It’s quite lucky,” the spokesman said. “Apparently the ute was significant damaged.”
Forest Hill Rural Fire Service volunteers posted to Facebook, not long after the incident.
Brigade volunteers had been on their way to assist Southern Border Team crews at Little Billabong, when they came across the incident.
RFS members had helped to make the scene safe, before returning to Wagga.