Semi-trailer rolls on Calder

A TRUCK driver was lucky to avoid serious injury after the 18-metre semi-trailer he was driving at 100km/h drifted off the Calder Freeway and rolled on Friday, police say. 

Leading Senior Constable Bradley Gutterson said police, paramedics, SES and CFA crews were called to the incident at Kyneton about 10.30am.

He said the driver suffered minor injuries. 

"(It has) drifted off the road for some unknown reason and subsequently gone onto the soft grass," he said. 

"(The driver) has over-corrected and turned over (and slid into a position on the truck's side)."

Leading Senior Constable Gutterson said the truck contained 15 tonnes of small goods.

"It is a timely reminder in this sort of weather with the wet roads just to slow down and really pay attention to what you are doing," he said.

The man was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital as a precaution.

Meanwhile a Kangaroo Flat woman has been fined after she failed to give way at an intersection near Maiden Gully Primary School on Friday.

Bendigo Highway Patrol Leading Senior Constable Niall King said the 42-year-old woman was attempting to turn right onto the Calder Highway from Smiths Road when the collision occurred. 

"There was a Toyota Corolla travelling in a westerly direction on the Calder Highway at Maiden Gully," he said. 

"Another vehicle was turning left from the Calder Highway into Smiths Road to drop kids off at school. 

"The offending vehicle is coming out of Smiths Road, turning right onto the Calder Highway.

"The vision of the Toyota Corolla was obscured by the 4WD which was turning left, and she had presumed it was safe but presumed incorrectly.

"She has driven out and taken the full impact on the driver's door."

Leading Senior Constable King said it was lucky no-one was injured.


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