Bexley truck crash: Driver freed following a three-hour rescue mission after a truck smashed into a house

Max Corstorphan
The Nightly
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A driver is trapped after a truck crashed into a suburban home.
A driver is trapped after a truck crashed into a suburban home. Credit: 7NEWS

An extensive rescue operation has wrapped up after emergency services freed a truck driver who was trapped inside a vehicle following a collision with a Sydney house.

Fire & Rescue NSW responded to an emergency call shortly after 6.30am on Tuesday with reports of a crash on Forrest Road near the intersection of Mimosa Road in Bexley.

On arrival, crews found that a small truck had veered off the road and collided with a residential home, severely impacting the structure and trapping the driver in the cab.

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The crash caused part of the building’s roof to collapse and brought bricks loose. The dangerous debris was located directly above the windscreen of the truck and required strategic removal to not further injure the trapped driver.

Firefighters disconnected live wires and conducted a three-hour rescue operation to remove the driver safely.

It took six trucks and twenty firefighters to dismantle the damaged structure and extricate the driver for medical evaluation.

The man, who suffered a medical incident moments before the crash, is believed to have suffered minor injuries and has been transported to the hospital for further assessment.

A family of four residing in the home were evacuated without injury.

Traffic continues to be affected as Forest Road, between Mimosa Street and St Georges Road, remains closed in both directions as Bayside Council carry out clean up works.


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