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Pushy truckie drags car almost 5km on Hume at Thomastown

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Car pushed by truck on highway

A motorist has a lucky escape after his car becomes wedged in front of a truck and is pushed nearly 5km along the Metropolitan Ring Road.

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Talk about a pushy truck driver.

A Melbourne motorist has survived being wedged in front of a truck and pushed along a highway for nearly five kilometres.

Police say the truckie had been changing lanes in the rain on the Metropolitan Ring Road during Wednesday’s evening peak when he clipped the car, wedging the vehicle in front of the semi-trailer.

The truck pushed the car 5km along the Ring Road.

The truck pushed the car 5km along the Ring Road.

The truck driver did not notice the car was being dragged down the highway until the driver started frantically waving electrical equipment out the window to catch his eye.

The ordeal had lasted about five kilometres after the car was first clipped on the ring road near Sydney Road in Fawkner.
Paramedics were called, but both drivers, in their 40s, escaped injury.

Senior Constable Scott Cowan urged motorists to take care, with rain setting in for the next few days.

‘‘It’s lucky that no one was hurt in this incident, and it could have had a far worse outcome,’’ he said.

The truck driver, from NSW, is expected to be fined for failing to give way, and for a vehicle defect.

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