A truck driver escaped major injury after a crash on the M1 Pacific Motorway in New South Wales. The truck collided with the guard rail, causing an explosion and severe damage to the vehicle. Debris was scattered across the road, but the driver only sustained minor injuries and did not require further treatment. The northbound section of the highway was closed, causing heavy traffic. One lane reopened by 11pm, and hazmat crews were involved in the clean-up.