Lucky escape for driver caught in truck sandwich

Driver escapes serious injuries following a crash where his four-wheel-drive was sandwiched between two trucks

Janaury 20, 2012

A driver has escaped serious injuries following a crash in Melbourne’s Burnley Tunnel today when a four-wheel-drive was sandwiched between two trucks.

Ambulance Victoria paramedic Bill Griggs says he feared the worst when was told there was a crash involving two trucks and a car just after 9.30am.

"The vehicle in the middle was completely written off," Biggs says.

"The rear wheels had been pushed so far in that they were sitting under the driver’s seat. There was also significant damage to the front of the car.

"How the driver escaped with no major injuries is really quite amazing. He was actually quite surprised that he was all in one piece. He was looking at his vehicle and couldn’t understand how he escaped without more serious injuries," he says.

The driver, believed to be in his 30s, escaped with aches and pains around the knees.

The two truck drivers were shaken but not injured, Biggs adds.

"I would have to say that this is one of the luckiest people that I have attended. Given the impact force, it’s absolutely staggering that he hasn’t sustained serious injuries."

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