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A runaway garbage truck veers off the road and slams into a home trapping two children inside after smashing into cars, a boat and a caravan

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  • The garbage truck started rolling forwards after driver got out to assist with bins
  • Boat, caravan and car with hit by the runaway truck before it crashed into house
  • A boy, 10, and girl, 15, were freed from the home after being trapped with family

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A family has escaped unharmed after a runaway garbage truck slammed into their home.

A boy, 10, and a girl, 15, were saved after the truck trapped them inside their house in Lilyfield in Sydney’s inner west just before 6pm on Wednesday.

The truck started rolling forward after the driver got out to assist with emptying the bins on Gladstone Street.

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A family has escaped unharmed after a runaway garbage truck slammed into their home

A runaway garbage truck veers off the road and slams into a home trapping two children inside after smashing into cars, a boat and a caravan

A boy, 10, and a girl, 15, were saved after the truck trapped them inside their house in Lilyfield in Sydney’s inner west just before 6pm on Wednesday

A runaway garbage truck veers off the road and slams into a home trapping two children inside after smashing into cars, a boat and a caravan

The truck started rolling forward after the driver got out to assist with emptying the bins on Gladstone Street

The driver, 35, was able to get back inside the truck which rolled down the street, crashing into a boat, a caravan and a car.

The truck then smashed into the home on Brennan Street, ending up with the caravan stuck under its front tyres.

Debris was left scattered in the truck’s path, and the incident may have been caused by a brakes failure.

‘Car, campervan, boat and car have all been taken out by this 12-tonne garbage truck,’ said a witness on Wednesday night.

A runaway garbage truck veers off the road and slams into a home trapping two children inside after smashing into cars, a boat and a caravan

‘Car, campervan, boat and car have all been taken out by this 12-tonne garbage truck,’ said a witness (pictured, right) on Wednesday night

A runaway garbage truck veers off the road and slams into a home trapping two children inside after smashing into cars, a boat and a caravan

The driver, 35, was able to get back inside the truck which rolled down the street, crashing into a boat, a caravan and a car

A runaway garbage truck veers off the road and slams into a home trapping two children inside after smashing into cars, a boat and a caravan

The truck then smashed into the home on Brennan Street, ending up with the caravan stuck under its front tyres

‘It’s lost control and driven into the lounge room, and kid in the lounge room is okay but very very shaken.’

‘It’s basically lost its brakes,’ another witness said at the scene.

Police are investigating the crash, and the driver – who was uninjured – was taken to hospital for blood and urine testing.

A police spokesperson said the truck will be examined mechanically.

A runaway garbage truck veers off the road and slams into a home trapping two children inside after smashing into cars, a boat and a caravan

Police are investigating the crash, and the driver – who was uninjured – was taken to hospital for blood and urine testing

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