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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Milk tanker crashes through servo

A driver who had just filled his car with petrol was lucky to escape injury after a milk tanker crashed into a service station in Traralgon, Victoria overnight.

Police have been told the truck was travelling on Princes Street when the driver appears to have lost control coming out of a bend just after midnight.

The truck travelled over a centre median strip, collected traffic lights and continued on into the service station.

It then struck a car at the petrol bowsers before coming to a stop just outside the shopfront.

Luckily no one was seriously injured. The driver of the truck, who is believed to be aged in his 40s, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The main road through Traralgon was closed for some time with west bound traffic on Princess Street completely blocked.

East bound traffic on Princes Street was down to one lane.

Heavy haulage operators were on site during the night to assist in clearing the scene.

Anyone with information and or dashcam vision of the truck, which was believed to have travelled from Churchill, is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log into www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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