Man serious after Stuart Hwy road train smash
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.