Sections of the Hume Highway are expected to remain closed for most of the day following a fiery collision between two trucks overnight.
Police say a B-double truck carrying groceries was driving southbound about 5 kilometres south of Tarcutta when its front tyre burst, causing it to veer left into a second B-double truck stopped on the side of the road with a flat tyre.
The impact caused the moving truck to burst into flames and it continued south for about 100 metres before stopping in the centre median.
Emergency services were called to the scene about 1:50am and the 63-year-old male driver of the blazing truck was taken to Wagga Base Hospital after sustaining roughly nine per cent burns to one of his arms, from partial to full thickness.
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The driver of the parked truck was outside his vehicle at the time and escaped without any injury.
The southbound lanes of the Hume Highway were closed as fire crews from the RFS and Fire and Rescue NSW worked to extinguish the blazing truck, which was ultimately completely destroyed.
Salvage crews are continuing to work on clearing the area and it is expected the southbound lanes of the highway will remain closed for most of the day.
A diversion is available on the Sturt Highway and then Tumburumba Road (through Ladysmith) for anyone looking to travel southbound on the Hume Highway.
A man has been taken to hospital and a semi-trailer has been completely destroyed by fire following a collision between two trucks on the Hume Highway overnight.
Crews from the Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW were called to the scene about 1:50am this morning following reports of a semi-trailer sideswiping a parked truck five kilometres south of Tarcutta.
One of the truck drivers was taken to Wagga Base Hospital with minor injuries while the other escaped unharmed.
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A Fire and Rescue NSW spokesperson said crews worked to extinguish the blazing truck until 5am but ultimately it was "completely destroyed by the fire".
HAZMAT crews were also present however fuel leakage was minimal.
The scene was handed over to the salvage team at about 5am who are currently working to clear the area.
The Hume Highway remains closed southbound.
Diversions are in place on the Sturt Highway and Tumbarumba Road for anyone looking to travel southbound on the Hume Highway.
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