Three dead in wheatbelt crash in Northern Territory
Two people have died in a crash involving a wheat export truck in western Australia, police say.
At least one of the victims was a truck driver and the other a delivery driver, police said.
A spokesman for Western Australia’s Department of Emergency Management confirmed the two people had died.
He said the truck was travelling near the town of Bunkin in the Northern Territory’s Wheatbelt when it hit a fence.
“There was extensive damage and we haven’t really come across any victims of the accident yet,” he said.
“At this stage we haven’t really known what the conditions were as to what had happened but that is now being investigated.”
Warrick Police Officer Tony Gorton said the collision happened at around 11:30am this morning.
He said the tractor-trailer driver was driving from the Northern Territory and was heading west after buying wheat on a truck-to-home delivery contract.
“He turned onto a driveway and this was in a state of transition,” he said.
“It was just a bit of bumper-to-bumper traffic and that’s when the truck hit the structure.”
Gorton said the victim was driving about 35 kilometres an hour, veering to the left and hit the barrier while driving in the opposite direction.
The driver’s side window shattered and there were several puncture holes through his wi넷마블 포커ndow.
“There was a lot of blood all over the vehicle,” he said.
Gorton said his officer initially said it might have been as many as three fatalities, but that the driver was in intensive care.
A member of Western Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse smassageaid he thought the vehicle was likely to have been involved in more traffic collisions.
Commissioned officer Robert Hall told ABC’s 7:30 pr화천출장안마 화천출장샵ogram he was “quite impressed” with the incident.
“It is the first time a wheat importation vehicle was involved in a major collision in the Western Australian region,” he said.
“So I think in light of this I think that it is good that this investigation is proceeding very successfully.”
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