Man se­ri­ous af­ter Stu­art Hwy road train smash

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

A DRIVER was last night headed into emer­gency surgery af­ter his car col­lided with a road train on the Stu­art Hwy yes­ter­day morn­ing.

St John Am­bu­lance spokesman Craig Gar­raway said the small car was trapped un­der the road train. The 58-year-old man had to be cut from the car.

Mr Gar­raway said the driv- er of the small white sedan, who is be­lieved to be its only oc­cu­pant, was taken to Royal Dar­win Hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous im­pact in­juries. A sec­ond am­bu­lance treated the driver of the road train for shock.

Po­lice re­ported the crash took place on the Stu­art Hwy be­tween the Cox Penin­sula Rd and Tow­nend Rd.

A po­lice spokes­woman said it ap­peared the small car had struck the road train from the side. The car was de­stroyed in the crash and was vir­tu­ally un­recog­nis­able.

Emer­gency ser­vices spent more than two hours at the crash site. At time of pub­li­ca­tion the man was in a se­ri­ous but stable con­di­tion.

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