Amazing footage shows moment truck slams into busy overpass

truck with its tray up has slammed into an overpass in Melbourne’s west, causing traffic chaos for hours as crews worked to clear the area.

A motorist travelling behind the truck recorded the moment the B-double slammed into the bridge.

The truck had been travelling along the Princes Highway in Altona North with its trailer up when it smashed into the Doherty’s Road overpass.

A motorist travelling behind the truck recorded the moment the B-double slammed into the bridge. Source: 7 News

Traffic was brought to a standstill, but the driver, a man in his 50s, walked away uninjured.

“At the time of the incident we had a vehicle that was alongside the truck, it sustained some minor damage, but no injuries,” Sergeant Arron Prentice-Evans said.

Traffic was brought to a standstill, but the driver, a man in his 50s, walked away uninjured. Source: 7 News

Crews remained at the scene for several hours, trying to figure out how to clear the mess.

“We are concerned about concrete from the bridge coming down,” Scott James of VicRoads said.

The trailer was finally brought down at 4.30pm.

Crews remained at the scene for several hours, trying to figure out how to clear the mess. Source: 7 News

How the crash happened remains unclear, police said.

“We’re looking at whether it’s a mechanical or human error,” Sgt Prentice-Evans said.

The truck driving along the Princes Highway at Altona North crashed into the overpass. Source: 7 News