Sleepy driver runs off Hume Freeway in crash at Wodonga

BOGGED: Northbound traffic on the Hume Freeway was slowed to one lane for a few hours while this B-double truck was cleared on Friday morning.

BOGGED: Northbound traffic on the Hume Freeway was slowed to one lane for a few hours while this B-double truck was cleared on Friday morning.

A truck driver who fell asleep during an early morning trip on the Hume Freeway will be headed to court over Friday’s morning’s crash.

The 38-year-old man was headed south about 4.45am when he shut his eyes.

His B-double truck, full of heavy furniture, then veered right off the freeway and travelled about 70 metres through wet grass before coming to a stop.

Wodonga Senior Constable Paul Marshall said there were numerous calls to triple zero after the crash.

“He’s lucky he hasn’t tipped over,” he said.

“He’s done well to keep it out of oncoming lanes of traffic.”

The driver was uninjured, but will receive a summons to court over charges of careless driving and driving without a valid licence.

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