Truck dangles off freeway bridge after crash

Dramatic images show the aftermath of a shocking truck crash on a freeway in Melbourne’s northwest, as the truck’s trailer dangles precariously off a bridge, spilling its contents over the road below.

The truck smashed over the railing on the Calder Freeway at Keilor shortly after 5pm on Tuesday, scattering a mountain of debris –  believed to be chicken products – across Green Gully Road below.

The driver of the truck spent the night in hospital suffering minor injuries sustained in the crash.

A truck crashed off a bridge at the Calder Freeway at Keilor shortly after 5pm on Tuesday spilling debris across the freeway below. Source: Facebook/ Vic Traffic

The incident sparked hours of delays on the freeway, with the truck only removed in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The right-hand lane of the Calder Freeway is now open at a speed limit of 40km/h, while the left lane remains closed.

VicTraffic advised that water safety barriers are being refilled, and once complete the lane will open again.

The crash sparked hours of delays. Source: 7 News