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Truckie and three road workers lucky to escape with their lives

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A truckie and three road workers have been hospitalised after a truck crash on the NSW Central Coast earlier this morning.

Emergency services responded to the southbound lanes of the M1, at Kangy Angy, about 3.45am, after a B-double crashed through a work zone and hit a slow-moving Hino truck, causing it to flip and hit a second stationary truck that impacted with a road worker.

The B-double caught alight and the driver, a 62-year-old man, was able to free himself, escaping injury. He was taken to Gosford Hospital for observation. He also underwent mandatory testing.

The driver of the Hino work truck, a 43-year-old man, suffered serious injuries. He was taken to John Hunter Hospital along with the injured road worker, aged 58. They both remain in a stable condition.

A second female road worker took evasive action and avoided injury. She was taken to Wyong Hospital suffering shock and has since been released.

Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District established a crime scene and specialist officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit attended to examine the scene.

The southbound lanes were closed, and a contra flow was set up in the northbound lanes.

This has since been lifted, with all northbound lanes and two southbound lanes now open. For the latest traffic updates please refer to LiveTraffic.com.

An investigation is underway and any witnesses or anyone who may have dash cam vision is urged to contact Crash investigators or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Acting Inspector Craig Wanderwolf described the accident as “extremely dangerous and extremely serious.””It’s very very lucky that no one was injured further than what they were,” he said.

“The two males and one female should count their blessings and be thankful it wasn’t worse than what it already was.”

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