Driver of truck carrying acid escapes South Eastern Freeway crash with minor injuries

The driver of a prime mover carrying containers of acid has escaped a crash on the South-Eastern Freeway in the Adelaide Hills with minor injuries.

Key points:

  • The acid containers were not breached in the crash
  • Police say the road is unlikely to be cleared and reopened until the afternoon
  • A motorbike rider has life-threatening injuries in a separate crash

Police said the truck left the freeway and crashed into the barrier on the median near the Callington exit overnight.

Emergency crews and police were called to the scene just after 1:00am.

The 52-year-old driver from Victoria was briefly trapped in the cabin.

He was taken to Murray Bridge Hospital with minor injuries.

The containers of acid were not breached in the crash.

The freeway was closed for all eastbound traffic between Monarto and Callington and lower speed limits are in place for all westbound traffic.

Police said the road was unlikely to be cleared and re-opened until the afternoon.

Investigations into the crash are underway.

Young motorcycle rider suffers life-threatening injuries

Meanwhile, major crash investigators are at Beach Road, Morphett Vale, where a car and a motorbike collided at 9:15pm on Monday.

The rider of the motorcycle, an 18-year-old Morphett Vale man, was rushed to the Flinders Medical Centre.

He has life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the car, a 36-year-old Morphett Vale woman, was not injured.

Beach Road was closed for several hours while Major Crash Investigators attended the scene, but has now been reopened.