Truck up­turned in crash

Central Leader - - News - By Janie Smith

A truck driver found him­self trapped in­side his ve­hi­cle af­ter smash­ing into a parked car and pow­er­pole last Fri­day.

Se­nior sergeant Matt Rogers says it ap­pears the driver fell asleep at the wheel shortly be­fore the mid­day ac­ci­dent on Mt Al­bert Rd.

The truck veered to­wards the kerb, crash­ing into a parked jeep and shunt­ing it sev­eral me­tres up the road and into the drive­way of a prop­erty, where it hit an­other parked ve­hi­cle.

The truck also smashed into a pow­er­pole in front of the house and rolled on its side, trap­ping the driver and bring­ing down live power lines.

Fire­fight­ers re­moved the truck’s wind­screen to free the driver, who was con­scious and had his mo­bile phone in his hand.

The driver, who was not badly in­jured, will ap­pear in court on one charge of care­less driv­ing.

Mean­while, an 87-year-old San­dring­ham man is in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion af­ter suf­fer­ing a sus­pected heart at­tack at the wheel and plough­ing his car into a Do­min­ion Rd shopfront on Mon­day.

Sergeant Matt Ford says the man was not breath­ing and had no pulse when he was pulled from the car, but a doc­tor work­ing nearby man­aged to re­vive him with a de­fib­ril­la­tor and he was taken to hospi­tal.

Photo: JA­SON OX­EN­HAM

Danger­ous nap: This truck ac­ci­dent occurred on Mt Al­bert Rd.

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