LUCK was shining on a Wodonga truckie who plunged 30 metres down an embankment, while pulling two tankers full of spring water.
Instead of being trapped with serious injuries, the man, 36, was able to walk away from the wreckage of his cabin which rolled off the Kiewa Valley Highway at Kergunyah South on Wednesday night.
The truck driver did not even have a trip to hospital, with ambulance officers treating him at the accident scene.
Police are still investigating the cause of the crash as the driver was heading north on the highway near Crosthwaite Lane.
VicRoads crews spent much of yesterday cleaning up the crash scene with traffic reduced to 80km/h along the 100km/h highway.
It was not until after 2.30pm that the Greenfreight prime mover and its tankers were removed with an excavator used to drag them to the driveway of the farm they landed in.
They were then removed from the property on trailers.
In Albury yesterday there was another unexpected arrival on private property with a motorist crashing through a fence about 8.30am.
The North Albury probationary driver, 22, smashed into a metal section of fence and toppled a brick pillar before hitting a four-wheel drive parked in front of a block of units in Union Road.
Insp Tony Moodie, of Albury police, said the man had received a $397 fine.
The Nissan four-wheel drive was dented along its driver’s side, while the North Albury man’s white Ford Falcon was damaged with its bonnet smashed.
In an unrelated incident two hours later, a Wodonga woman was left injured after the car she was driving crashed off the Hume Highway at Ettamogah, about one kilometre north of the Davey Road overpass.
Insp Moodie said the motorist, 26, was heading north when she was seen to be driving erratically before hitting a road barrier on the left side of the road and then ricocheting on to a mound in the median strip.
The green Holden Commodore then became airborne and landed on the southbound lanes with a truck narrowly missing it.
The woman was taken to Albury hospital with a suspected broken wrist and other injuries.
Insp Moodie urged anyone who saw the woman’s driving to contact police on (02) 6023 9299.