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A CAR driver has reason to be filled with the Christmas spirit after escaping with only minor injuries after a collision with a truck on the Augusta Highway, near Port Pirie, on Thursday.
The vehicles collided at the intersection of the Augusta and Wilkins highways, near Warnertown, about 15km south of Pt Pirie, about 8am.
“The male driver of the car, who was the only occupant, sustained minor injuries and was taken to the Pt Pirie Hospital by ambulance,’’ a police spokesman said.
The truck driver was not injured.
Rescue services at the scene of the crash.
Traffic was restricted on both highways for more than an hour while emergency services cleared wreckage.
Police are investigating the crash and warned road users to take extra care on the roads during the festive period.
“There is more traffic on the roads as people take advantage of the long weekend and holiday period,’’ the spokesman said. “Drive safe, arrive safe.’’
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