A head-on collision involving two heavy vehicles in the Blue Mountains has lead to the death of one victim and landed three others in hospital.
Police say that around 23:40 on March 30, a 4.5-tonne Isuzu table-top truck was travelling along Abercrombie Road in Black Springs when it collided with a Mack prime mover logging transport.
The driver of the Isuzu – a man in his 30s – suffered fatal injuries during the impact and later died at the scene.
His two male passengers suffered a number of severe head and chest injuries and were airlifted from the site to the nearby Bathurst Hospital for treatment.
Similarly, the 60-year-old male driver of the Mack truck was transferred by helicopter to the same facility with a range of injuries to his legs.
It is not yet clear what caused the accident and there was no adverse weather reported in the region at the time
Officers attached to the Chifley Local Area Command sealed off the road for a number of hours to allow emergency personnel to remove the injured parties.
Investigators maintained the closure until well into the morning of March 31 in order to examine the scene in the light of day for signs as to what may have caused the two heavy vehicles to meet head-on.
Specialist salvage crews were then called in to remove the two trucks, which were unlikely to be moveable under their own power.
Due to the forces involved, it is understandable that the injuries sustained during an accident involving heavy vehicles can be quite severe.
The medical treatments and ongoing rehabilitation therapies can be quite intense, but are necessary if the victims are to recover full functionality after the collision.
This makes truck accident injury compensation an integral part of the healing process for many individuals, delivering the funds needed to cover the cost of ongoing procedures and specialists.
In cases when no one driver can be shown to have caused a crash, it can sometimes be ruled a 'no-fault' collision.
This is usually the case when an unforeseen medical condition, mechanical failure or environmental factor comes into play and forces the actions to occur.
However, these decisions are made only after the relevant facts have been collected and processed by the authorities.