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Woman hit and killed by truck in Sydney

A woman has been hit by a truck and killed in Sydney.

The woman, believed to aged in her 40s, was struck around 2.50am (AEDT) on Monday in the south west suburb of Bankstown.

Emergency services rushed to the scene on Canterbury Road, but were unable to save the woman who had suffered serious injuries.

She died at the scene.

The 69-year-old truck driver was not injured, but he has been taken to Bankstown Hospital for mandatory testing.

Truck driver attacked by road raging men armed with axe and chain

Police are hunting two men who allegedly attacked a truck driver with an axe and chain in a road rage incident in Melbourne’s north last month.

Police said the terrifying scenes played out along Edgars Road in Epping at around 6.40am on Friday 29 April.

Investigators say a light coloured Ford overtook a truck and, while in front of the heavy vehicle, allegedly repeatedly slammed on its brakes.

The two vehicles stopped at the intersection with Cooper Street where it’s alleged the driver of the Ford produced an axe. The truck driver drove off but was followed by the car, police said.

When the truck stopped at the next set of lights, the driver of the car allegedly got out and repeatedly struck the truck with the axe.

His passenger also exited the vehicle armed with a chain and both men attacked the driver of the truck.

Police said the driver, a 39-year-old man, managed to drive off, seriously injured, and the occupants of the Ford fled the scene.

The driver of the Ford has been described as male, 30-40 years old and unshaven and with brown spiky hair and acne scars. His passenger is believed to be younger and possibly bald.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Elderly man seriously injured in crash between car and truck

An elderly man has been seriously injured in a horror crash between a truck and a car in Adelaide’s south.

Police said the two vehicles collided on Main South Road at Bedford Park around 4.30pm on Monday.

An elderly man, who police say was a passenger in the car, was rushed to the Flinders Medical Centre in a serious condition.

Police say traffic was significantly affected while all south bound motorists were diverted around the scene.

The road was reopened at 7.30pm.

Two kids and their grandparents killed in horror South Australia crash

UPDATE 6.20PM: Two young children and their two grandparents have been killed in a horrific crash between a truck and a car in South Australia.

The devastating accident happened on the Augusta Highway just south of the town of Crystal Brook, around 200km north of Adelaide, just after midday on Sunday.

Two little girls, aged just five and ten years old, were killed along with their grandmother and grandfather, aged 69 and 70, when the car they were in, which was towing a caravan, collided head-on with a truck at high speed.

Both the car and caravan were ripped apart upon impact, scattering debris across the highway and killing the four members of the same family instantly.

The driver of the truck was seriously injured and trapped in the wreckage for some time after his heavy vehicle flipped onto its side in the collision.

He was eventually freed and airlifted to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening head and leg injuries.

Three other passengers travelling in the truck escaped serious injury.

EARLIER 5.25PM: Four people are feared to have been killed in a horrific crash between a car and a truck in South Australia.

The two vehicles collided on the Augusta Highway near the intersection with Heaslip Road, south of the town of Crystal Brook, around 200km north of Adelaide just after 12.30pm on Sunday.

Photos of the horrific crash site uploaded to social media show scenes of complete devastation.

A man aged in his 40s, believed to have been the driver of the truck, was seriously injured and trapped in the wreckage for a short time before being released.

He has been flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment to serious head and leg injuries.

Another man and two women, believed to have also been aged in their 40s and travelling in the truck, escaped serious injury and have been taken to the Port Pirie Hospital for observation.

There are fears two adults and two children travelling inside the car have been killed.

Police are yet to release any details on the incident.

The highway remains closed with Major Crash Investigators still on the scene.

Man injured after being hit by his own ‘broken down’ truck in Sydney

Police are investigating how a man came to be run over by his own truck in Sydney’s CBD overnight.

Emergency services were called to Macquarie Street at around 11.15pm following reports that a man was trapped.

Police arrived to find a 26-year-old man had been hit by a truck.

Officers were told the truck had broken down and the 26-year-old driver had got out to investigate when, for unknown reasons, the truck suddenly rolled forward and struck the driver before slamming into a tree.

The man was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for treatment to non life-threatening injuries.

He will also undergo mandatory blood and urine testing.

The passenger – a 23-year-old man – was not injured.