A Sydney man is lucky to be alive after the truck he was driving collided head-on with another, crushing the cabin of his vehicle and sending pieces flying.
The incident happened on Canterbury Road in Revesby, in Sydney’s south-west, on Friday and was captured on dashcam footage.
The heart-stopping video was shared on social media on Sunday and showed the smaller truck — being driven by a 71-year-old man — veering across three-lane traffic toward the oncoming truck on the other side of the busy road.
Suddenly, the vehicles collide – bringing surrounding traffic to a halt.
The impact was so forceful it seems that the cabin of the smaller truck was almost ripped off entirely.
But the driver miraculously survived and was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition, a NSW Ambulance spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia.
NSW police were called to the scene just before 1pm.
"On arrival, police found a truck travelling west had collided with a truck travelling east," a spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia.
"The driver of the westbound truck – a 71-year-old man – was freed from his vehicle by Fire and Rescue NSW, before he was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics and taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition."
The driver of the other truck – a 46-year-old man – was uninjured.
Police are continuing to investigate how the incident occurred.
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