Truck crash in Manningham, Adelaide, wipes out bus stop after driver faints at the wheel
Shocking footage captured the moment an out-of-control truck plowed through street lights, a bus stop and several front yards after the driver passed out behind the wheel.
The B-double lorry was traveling down Hamstead Road in Manningham, Adelaide city center just after 10am on Tuesday when it suddenly began to veer off the road.
Dash cam footage shows the truck driving onto the nearby sidewalk, destroying everything in its path, including a bus shelter and several trees.
It finally came to rest in a row of hedges just meters away from a residence.
Miraculously, no one was injured in the terrifying incident, but a huge trail of destruction was left behind.
The B-double lorry was traveling down Hamstead Road in Manningham, Adelaide city center just after 10am on Tuesday when it suddenly began to veer off the road
Motorist Paul Brackley managed to capture the truck on his car’s dashcam, saying he was nearly hit by the out-of-control vehicle.
“He completely lost control and he ran into me, so I hit the accelerator to get away,” he said. Nine news.
It is clear that the 31-year-old lorry driver had passed out behind the wheel and slumped over the console when Mr Brackley rushed over to help.
The truck had not only driven through fences and hedges, but also crossed a busy intersection.
‘(The driver) had blood on his face, but otherwise he looked good,’ said Mr Brackley.
It is understood that the 31-year-old driver of the truck passed out behind the wheel before crashing into a streetlight (above) and bus stop
“The truck was making a hell of a noise when I got there and I thought, could it explode? Or what could happen?’
Mr Brackley said it was a ‘miracle’ that no one was killed, with not a single pedestrian on the sidewalk or in their front gardens during the crash.
The truck driver was taken to hospital with photos of the scene showing the vehicle’s windshield completely shattered while nearby trees were scattered across the ground.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted South Australia Police for comment.