BREAKING NEWS: Woman hit by truck near Forbes, transported to Orange Hospital

ACCIDENT: A woman is in a critical condition in Orange Hospital after an accieent on the Newell Highway near Forbes on Friday morning.
Editor's note: the pile of blankets pictured were used in treating the woman. The victim is not pictured.

ACCIDENT: A woman is in a critical condition in Orange Hospital after an accieent on the Newell Highway near Forbes on Friday morning. Editor's note: the pile of blankets pictured were used in treating the woman. The victim is not pictured.

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital in a critical condition after being hit by a truck near Forbes on Friday morning. 

About 5:40am police and paramedics were called to the Newell Highway at Bundaburrah after a woman was hit by a truck.

The woman, aged in her 50s, was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Orange Base Hospital with serious head and leg injuries.

She is believed to be in a critical condition.

The truck driver was not injured in the collision but taken to Forbes Hospital where he will undergo mandatory blood and urine tests.

The Newell Highway was closed while police conducted examinations of the scene.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the collision are continuing.

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