Two people hung over a dangerous 10-meter precipice after they got stuck in a truck that crashed into a house
- A man and a woman escaped unhurt in the accident
- Lorry smashed into Caringbah in Sydney
- The vehicle hung over the edge of a dangerous cliff.
Two people have escaped serious injury after driving their truck into a house on a cliff, leaving them hanging over a dangerous 10-meter drop.
Emergency services were called to a house on Weerona Pl in Sydney’s Caringbah South at around 07:25 on Saturday to find that a lorry had driven into the garage of the single-storey house.
A man and a woman were trapped in the cab of the truck, which was hanging over the edge of a dangerous cliff.
A lorry crashed into a house on Weerona Place in South Sydney’s Caringbah, leaving the cab hanging over a height of 10 metres. Photo: FRNSW
The pair were freed after about 20 terrifying minutes by Fire and Rescue NSW personnel.
They were assessed by NSW Ambulance officers before being taken to Sutherland Hospital as a precaution.
Firefighters stabilized the truck, which left a trail of destruction.
Fortunately, police confirmed that no one was in the house at the time of the shocking crash.
“Officers from Sutherland Shire Police Area Command have been told the house was vacant during renovations,” a spokesman for NSW Police said.
The building was believed to be vacant at the time of the crash. Photo: FRNSW
A salvage operation is now underway to remove the truck, with significant structural damage to the building.
The house sits at the foot of a hill on Weerona Place in the South Sydney suburb.
Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances and cause of the accident.