WATCH: Truck driver's action saves his own life but leaves another in hospital

Heart-stopping footage has revealed the moment a Melbourne truck driver's split-second reaction saved his life but left another truckie in hospital.

The driver is seen swerving at the last moment as his cabin miraculously avoids the truck in front when he fails to see a traffic pile-up at the Sydney Road exit on the Ring Road on Tuesday morning.

The driver can be seen hurtling along the Ring Road before noticing the congestion. Source: 7 News
The driver can be seen hurtling along the Ring Road before noticing the congestion. Source: 7 News

However his trailer carries on hurtling in a straight line and slams into the stationary vehicle carrying temporary fencing, trapping the driver behind the wheel after being shunted into another truck ahead.

The dashcam footage, obtained exclusively by 7 News, shows another car ahead of the truck swerve to the right at the last instant to avoid the congested lane on the 100km/h highway.

The driver's cabin manages to avoid the stationary truck, but his load follows through and slams into it. Source: 7 News
The driver's cabin manages to avoid the stationary truck, but his load follows through and slams into it. Source: 7 News

Remarkably the trapped driver managed to avoid serious injury and after a short stay in hospital, has since returned home.

The truckie who slammed into the back of his vehicle was a 37-year-old male from Corio and is set to face charges for the crash, according to police.

The driver who filmed the collision also claims he was almost hit by a B-double behind him. The driver of the B-double had to swerve to avoid an even bigger pile-up.

Despite being taken to hospital, the truckie trapped in his vehicle managed to avoid serious injury. Source: 7 News
Despite being taken to hospital, the truckie trapped in his vehicle managed to avoid serious injury. Source: 7 News
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