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A truck has ploughed through and destroyed a two-storey house on the Fleurieu Peninsula – the latest incident in a horrific few hours on South Australia’s roads.
Emergency services are at a house at Carrickalinga after an out-of-control truck speared through a house on Carrickalinga Rd, demolishing the structure just after 10.30am.
A picture from the scene shows the cabin of the truck wedged under the house.
Police said two men, the driver and passenger in the truck, were trapped for nearly half an hour after debris from the house collapsed on top of the truck’s cabin.
Nobody was inside the house at the time. The men have been taken to Flinders Medical Centre with non-life-threatening injuries and investigations continue into the cause of the crash.
A truck has ploughed into a two-storey home on Carrickalinga Rd at Carrickalinga. Picture: Gary JuleffIt follows two other serious crashes involving trucks – a pedestrian was killed when he was hit by a truck on the Port River Expressway, while the driver of a car is fighting for life after colliding with a road train on the Yorke Hwy.
One person was killed in another crash near Renmark.
An out-of-control truck smashed through a house on Carrickalinga Rd, causing it to collapse, just after 10.30am on Tuesday.
The cabin of the truck was wedged under the house.
The driver and passenger in the truck were trapped for nearly half an hour by collapsed debris, but thankfully the house was unoccupied at the time.
Emergency services survey the scene after a truck ploughed into a two-storey home on Carrickalinga Rd at Carrickalinga. Picture: Gary Juleff
The truck driver and passenger were trapped in the cabin for nearly 30 minutes after it ploughed into a house at Carrickalinga. Picture: Gary JuleffOn Sunday, police revealed distraction-related road deaths had spiked to record levels across South Australia, where inattention has contributed to more than half of the lives lost so far this year.
The state’s top traffic cop declared losing focus behind the wheel a significant problem, while urging complacent motorists to take seriously the potentially devastating consequences.
Police Minister Corey Wingard said he was open to exploring further penalty increases for drivers caught using a mobile phone because of his “zero tolerance for stupidity”.
This article first appeared on www.adelaidenow.com.au
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