Truck diver survives Princes Highway crash after truck slides on side

A truck driver who crashed his vehicle at Stony Creek Bridge on the Princes Highway on Tuesday afternoon is in a stable condition. 

 A spokesperson for Southern NSW Local Health District said the truck driver remains in the intensive care unit at South East Regional Hospital, but is stable enough to be moved to a ward later today. 

Inspector Angela Bernell identified the driver as a 43 year old male and confirmed the incident was a single vehicle crash. 

Police on the scene reported the truck flipped on its side as it slid a distance of about 60 or 70 metres. 

Inspector Bernell said the truck slid significantly because of the momentum and weight of the vehicle. 

A mandatory blood test was conducted on the driver. Police continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to the incident. 

NSW Roads and Maritime Service will conduct a heavy vehicle inspection on the truck to ensure it complies with safety standards. 

The crash closed the Princes Highway in both directions north of Bega for about two hours. Traffic was diverted to Upper Cobargo Rd and the Snowy Mountains Hwy.

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