Truck upturned in crash
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.
Dangerous nap: This truck accident occurred on Mt Albert Rd.