A truck containing coffins rolled over on the Federal Highway when an accident between it and a car occurred near the Yarra turnoff earlier this morning.
No one was reported as seriously injured in the accident, but the Rural Fire Service who attended said it was “quite an undertaking” to get the truck upright again.
The coffins were empty.
A spokesperson from the RFS said they responded to a call at 9.28am to an accident between a car and a truck about 3km south of the Hume Highway turnoff on the Federal Highway.
“We sent two vehicles to the scene from the Goulburn Support Brigade,” the spokesperson said.
“There was no smoke or fire coming from the vehicles and we assisted with the up-righting of the truck as well as cleaning oil off the road.
“The ambulance had already been and gone by then.”
A spokesperson from the NSW Ambulance Service confirmed the accident between a car and a truck occurred, but reported that no one was seriously injured.
“The 50-year-old female driver of the vehicle (not the truck) complained of back pain. There was also an 18-year-old passenger,” the spokesperson said.
“A 32-year-old male truck driver was also assisted, but no one was taken to hospital.
“It was very lucky for all concerned considering the vehicles were travelling at 100km/h. ”
The cause of the accident ‘remains to be seen.’