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The dramatic moment a ute careers up the ramp of a tow truck before crashing to the ground and bursting into flames with the driver trapped inside

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  • A ute hurtled up a tow truck ramp, crashed to the ground and burst into flames
  • The driver, aged 85, became trapped in the car as rescuers rushed to the scene
  • The tow truck driver described the crash as ‘dangerous’ and was parked legally

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The dramatic moment a ute drove up the ramp of a tow truck before crashing to the ground and bursting into flames has been caught on camera.

The driver, aged 85, became trapped in the car as rescuers rushed to the scene in Melbourne[2], Victoria.

Footage shows the ute hurling into the air after impact and flipping on its side before the driver was saved.

The dramatic moment a ute (pictured) sped up the ramp of a tow truck before crashing to the ground and bursting into flames has been caught on camera

The elderly man had to be convinced to go to hospital after escaping any serious injury, 7 News[3] reported.

The owner of the truck, Brett Stewart, described the crash as ‘dangerous’ and was relieved he was not inside at the time.

‘At 70 to 80 km/h, it’s scary, it’s dangerous,’ he told the network.

The dramatic moment a ute careers up the ramp of a tow truck before crashing to the ground and bursting into flames with the driver trapped inside

The driver, aged 85, became trapped in the car as rescuers rushed to the scene in Melbourne, Victoria.

The driver was interviewed by police and his licence will be reviewed, 7 News[4] reported.

A spokesman for the tow truck industry, Jessica Gomers, told the network truck drivers say a prayer before doing their job.

‘They look at the picture of their kids in the sun visor and then they jump out and do their job,’ she said.

Tow truck drivers are calling for a change to the law forcing drivers to slow down to 40km/h when passing them.

The dramatic moment a ute careers up the ramp of a tow truck before crashing to the ground and bursting into flames with the driver trapped inside

Truck driver Brett Stewart (pictured) described the crash as ‘dangerous’

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References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Melbourne (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  3. ^ 7 News (au.news.yahoo.com)
  4. ^ 7 News (au.news.yahoo.com)



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