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May 2017


The wayward tyre in the Toyota van

The wayward tyre in the Toyota van

Questions over abandoned vehicle

Out-of-control caravan sends tyre from ute
hurtling through the air

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A CARAVAN accident on a major NSW highway caused a bizarre chain of events which landed a man in hospital.

It all began when a LandCruiser hauling an Elite caravan and driven by a 70-year-old woman suddenly veered off the northbound lanes of the Hume Highway at Yass.

The out-of-control rig careered through shrubbery and trees on the median strip, eventually smashing into an abandoned utility.

The force of the impact sent a tyre from the ute's tray hurtling through the air and into the windscreen of a Toyota van travelling north.

The driver, a 43-year-old from Merrylands in Sydney, suffered abdominal injuries and was airlifted to Canberra Hospital.

Paramedics assessed the shocked caravanner and her passenger at the scene but they were not seriously hurt.

Questions were being asked, particularly on social media, as to why the ute had been left on the median strip after an accident two weeks earlier.

Caravan in shrubbery Caravan in shrubbery

Photos courtesy NSW Police


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