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Medical condition causes truck driver to collide with ute in Echuca

By Ivy Jensen

TWO men are lucky to be alive after a B-double collided with their vehicle, forcing them into a tree in Echuca south on Monday.

Campaspe Highway Patrol Acting Sergeant Kris Sutton said the 73-year-old truck driver collided with a stationary Nissan Navara while driving west along Ogilvie Ave about 4pm.

“As a result, it's pushed the vehicle forward into a tree,” he said.

The driver of the dual cab ute, a 44-year Tennyson man, was not injured but his passenger - a 44-year Moama man was taken to Echuca hospital but later released.

“It was a very lucky escape for them,” AS Sutton said.

“The truck driver from Warracknabeal appeared to have suffered a medical condition and police are making a submission for a licence review.

“The truck was towed by heavy haulage to Shepparton and the ute also had to be towed.”

Ogilvie Ave was reduced to one lane for an amount of time, with the CFA assisting with traffic control.

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