A police investigation is underway after a truck crashed into a house in the New England area yesterday afternoon.
Just before 5.30pm on April 22, emergency services were called to Hill Street, Uralla, about 20km south-west of Armidale, NSW, following reports a B-double prime mover had crashed into a house.
Police have been told the 35-year-old truck driver allegedly lost control of the truck on the damp road as he was changing gears.
The truck mounted the kerb and into the front of the weatherboard house, causing extensive structural damage to the house.
Police said that at the time of the crash the house was unoccupied and no persons were injured.
Due to the presence of asbestos in the house, Fire and Rescue NSW personnel have deemed the crash site to be a hazmat incident.
The driver was not injured during the crash. The truck was towed from the scene and the truck and trailers have been issued defect notices by police.
Officers from New England Police District have commenced an investigation into the crash and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage to contact Armidale Police on (02) 6771 0699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.