Livestock truck crash near Muswellbrook

Saturday, 29 May 2021 11:30:56 AM

Two men have been injured after a truck carrying livestock crashed in the Hunter region today.

About 6.30am (Saturday 29 May 2021), emergency services were called to the Golden Highway, south of Muswellbrook near Jerrys Plains, following reports a truck had crashed.

Officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District attended and found the livestock truck had crashed into a tree.

The driver, a 62-year-old man, and a 59-year-old male passenger were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Five horses being transported in the vehicle died as a result of the collision.

Inquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.