Truck accident causes extensive delays on M1

Two trucks collide to block M1 north bound.

Motorists experienced significant delays on the M1 Pacific Motorway after a two truck accident at Bar Point on Thursday, October 29.

The two truck drivers escaped serious injury after the collision that occurred about 10:00am. Emergency services were called to Mount White after the collision between two semi trailers travelling in the same direction.

As a result of the impact, one of the trucks caught fire and was destroyed. Both male drivers were able to escape the wreck with minor injuries. One of the drivers did require further treatment to cuts and abrasions. A one kilometer contra fl ow had to be put in place between north of Jolls Bridge and south of Mount White for motorists who needed to travel through the area.

Northbound traffic was queued for 8.5 kilometres, adding around 40 minutes to the trip. Southbound traffi c was queued for four kilometres, adding around 20 minutes to the trip. The trucks involved in the accident were removed from the site but a large grain spill needed to be cleared.

Media release, Oct 29, 2015 Bronwyn Martin, Transport Management Centre