A man, 42, was trapped in the truck wreckage. Picture: TNV
A man, 42, was trapped in the truck wreckage. Picture: TNV

Lucky escape as concrete truck overturns under M7

A TRUCK carrying 28 tonnes of concrete rolled over right underneath the M7 overpass on Richmond Rd, Dean Park in Sydney, this afternoon, causing major traffic delays.

The 38-year-old male driver climbed out of the truck but his 42-year-old passenger was trapped in the wreckage.

Emergency services working around the cabin of the truck, where one man was trapped by his legs. Picture: TNV
Emergency services working around the cabin of the truck, where one man was trapped by his legs. Picture: TNV

NSW Ambulance were called to the scene at 4.05pm and, after arriving within minutes, worked to free the passenger, who was compressed in the truck cabin.

"The male passenger was trapped by his lower legs and paramedics worked with the NSW Fire & Rescue as well as the CareFlight medical team to stabilise the man," NSW Ambulance Chief Inspector Brian Parsell said.

One paramedic said the two occupants of the truck were lucky to survive. Picture: TNV
One paramedic said the two occupants of the truck were lucky to survive. Picture: TNV


"It was a challenge for emergency services because he was trapped so tightly for 80 minutes before being freed and transported by ambulance with the CareFlight team."

The passenger was taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition with chest and left lower leg injuries and the driver was taken to Blacktown Hospital in a stable condition with cuts to his head.

Paramedics said both men were lucky not to be killed or have more serious injuries.

Richmond Rd remained closed heading east as police and Roads and Maritime Services worked to roll the truck over and clean up the intersection.

The truck crash caused traffic delays in the Dean Park area. Picture: TNV
The truck crash caused traffic delays in the Dean Park area. Picture: TNV


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