Incredible footage has emerged from inside a truck that careered into several lanes of oncoming traffic before crashing into a backyard in Melbourne’s outer-east.
The Neil Mitchell program has been leaked dashcam footage of last weekend’s Heathmont crash, and obtained new details about what caused the incident.
3AW Mornings can reveal the truck driver suffered a coughing fit and may have blacked out before swerving onto the the road side of Canterbury Road on Saturday.
Incredibly, the truck driver escaped with minor injuries, little more than a black eye, and no one else was hurt.
Power lines were brought down and half a house was knocked down.
“As usual, the truckie has got the blame,” Neil Mitchell said.
“But today I want to stand up for him.
“The footage shows he wasn’t speeding, and you can tell the truck basically does not have a driver as it slowly veers across the busy road in the house.”
A mum and her two children were saved in a dramatic rescue after their boat was battered by Hurricane Maria - but the kids' dad was tragically found dead. Footage taken from a rescue helicopter shows the three survivors on top of the wreckage, as they wave and jump to catch the attention of their saviours. A British man, understood to be the children's father, was found dead underneath the capsized boat, called the 'Ferrel', after it hit 20ft seas off the coast of Puerto Rico. The rescue happened near the Caribbean island of Vieques, according to the US Coast Guard, after a distress call was sent out on Wednesday. Video footage, taken during the rescue at around 11.30am on Thursday, shows the three people being taken up one at a time by the guard.
Dramatic security camera footage shows the moment a mobile phone suddenly turned into a fireball in a man's hands. The shopper jumps in horror as the device explodes, throwing it to the floor and kicking it away. It is not known what make or model the phone was. The phone gave off a loud blast as it suddenly became engulfed in flames , with the lithium battery inside suspected to have exploded. The man initially tried to put out the fire with his foot, before kicking it into the middle of the room. Fortunately, he did not appear to suffer any serious injuries. A shop worker behind the counter stood up after the device explodes, but did not appear unduly alarmed by the drama unfolding in front of him. The footage was taken at a store in China. Reports in China did not say whether the man planned to demand compensation or a new phone from the company.
A three-year-old girl killed in a tragic car crash was seen on video sitting on her dad's knee with no seatbelt seconds before she died. Nisa Yuksel was fatally injured when her uncle lost control of the car carrying family members. Her pregnant mother lost her unborn child in the tragedy and was critically injured, while four other people in the car were hurt. The clip showing the girl just moments before she died was recorded by Nisa's father, Halis Yuksel, 32, who was in the front passenger seat when the vehicle overturned. Reports state that he posted the video on social media, unaware it would be the last time his daughter would be seen alive, shortly before the crash. The tragedy happened in the Baafra district of northern Turkey's Samsun Province. Nisa's pregnant mother, Fatma Yuksel, 33, lost her child, while her father, driver Muhsin Yuksel, 31, Fatma Varli, 30, and her two-year-old son Efe Varli were injured. All six were rushed to hospital , but medics were unable to save the young girl's life.
The roundabout of Juan XXIII was the scene of the creepy winding to a motorcycle that ended with the biker trapped in the low of the tourismwith injuries of diverse consideration. The events occurred after 10 am on Monday. The driver was about to enter the roundabout from Ignasi Wallis Avenue when he was beaten and thrown off the bike. The car continued its march and the front wheels passed over the driver. Quickly, a dozen witnesses collaborated in the rescue of the trapped one raising the car. The sequence of events was captured by another driver. The Local Police of Vila made the report and investigates the incident. The 33-year-old victim was taken to the Vilas Clinic where he was treated for bruises on his shoulder, ankle and right hand.
The sequence of events was captured by another driver. The Local Police of Vila made the report and investigates the incident. The 33-year-old victim was taken to the Vilas Clinic where he was treated for bruises on his shoulder, ankle and right hand.
A deadly accident occurred on the Kerch-Theodosia route. As reported in the press service of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate for the Republic of Crimea, on September 16 at 17:30 the 27-year-old driver of the car VAZ-2115 failed to manage and allowed a collision with a truck VOLVO. As a result of the accident, a VAZ passenger was killed and the driver was hospitalized with a closed shoulder fracture, a broken rib on the right and a traumatic shock of the first degree.
A ten-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after being hit head-on by a car after she ran into the road. Horrifying footage shows the moment the child, who is autistic , was hit before the car sped off. Lara Buket Budak is seen bouncing off the bonnet of the car in CCTV footage taken in the Baglarbasi quarter in Istanbul, Turkey. The driver had little chance to stop when Lara ran into the path of the oncoming vehicle.
Shocking footage shows the moment two buses collide in New York City, killing three and injuring 16. A New York City transit bus and a tour bus crashed early this morning in Queens, causing both to spin before slamming into a building. According to fire officials, passengers from the wreckage by fire fighters after the city bus collided with a Dahlia tour bus shortly after 6 am EDT (10am GMT). Authorities said speed may have been a factor in the crash. One unidentified bystander was pinned beneath the wreckage and died at the scene.
A North Korean gymnast broke his neck while trying to set a new world record at a circus festival. Sickening footage has emerged of the accident - which happened as he attempted to perform six somersaults in the air. The unnamed athlete suffered the horrifying injury at a festival named Idol-2017 in Moscow. He landed on his neck during his second attempt, and may now be paralysed for life.
A homeless man was mowed down and killed by an alleged shoplifter after he tried to stop her fleeing with 'stolen' food, it is reported. Horrific CCTV footage from outside a convenience store in Las Vegas, US, shows the moment the man is hit by a car as he tries to intervene. Clips from inside the store show a woman filling up a bag with groceries. She then appears to check where shop assistants are, before allegedly leaving the store without paying. Two assistants ran after her, and one is seen banging on the window as the woman apparently tries to flee. Police in Las Vegas are understood to be looking for the woman, who allegedly stole $15 of groceries from the store.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's war games went wrong when a helicopter apparently opened fire on civilians with air-to-surface missiles, it is reported. Two people are said to have been seriously injured after the Ka-52 aircraft allegedly launched a missile at an enclosure for spectators near St Petersburg. Footage appears to show the helicopter accidentally opening fire on the civilians - thought to be journalists - during the games, which have alarmed governments in Europe. Reports in Russia suggest the two victims are likely to be reporters covering the controversial Zapad military training exercises, which have been overseen by Putin. The incident is believed to have happened at the Luzhsky military field, where a missile was reportedly seen striking close to the spot where a cameraman was filming.
Two people are reported to have been seriously hurt after a helicopter accidentally fired on bystanders during Russian military exercises. Horrifying video footage shows what appears to be two rockets being fired from an attack helicopter before exploding just feet away from three people and parked cars. The person who recorded the footage seems to have been interested in capturing a fly-by - but panic spreads and he or she flees as mud and smoke fly into the air after the explosions. It has been reported on Russian website 66.ru that the missiles 'blasted off on their own'. The site added: 'At least two cars burned down, two people were seriously injured, they are now hospitalized.
Three young children have drowned in the space of just 30 seconds after one fell in and the two others attempted a desperate rescue bid. The three-year-old twin sisters and their four-year-old brother were playing next to a pond when one of the trio fell in. The toddler, who couldn't swim, was clearly in trouble so their siblings decided to go in after them. But within seconds all three were in serious difficulty and unable to stay above the water. CCTV footage shows the accident occur and captures the minutes later as family members arrive at the tragic scene and try in vain to save the tots. Local officials now looking into the tragedy have deemed it an accident, but the children’s guardians could still face charges of negligence and punishment following the investigation.
Passengers are seen flying in the air after a terrible traffic collision involving three motorbikes occurred in what is thought to be India. Shocking video shows the incident where two scooters collide headfirst, causing a third traveling close behind to get caught in the crossfire. The drivers are flung off their scooters and the bikes themselves appear beyond repair as they break into pieces on the rural road. It is not known if anyone was injured or killed in the accident - no one is wearing a helmet.
A North Carolina fair worker who was trying to rescue two terrified children from a broken Ferris wheel in North Carolina fell from the ride, in an incident that was captured on dramatic cellphone video. Footage shot by a guest at the Central Carolina Fair at around 9.45pm on Friday shows the unnamed fair worker climbing up the Ferris wheel after one of the gondola cars began to tilt out of its normal position. Two boys, five-year-old Hunter Roach and seven-year-old Carlos Kindle, were inside the faulty gondola car. The Central Carolina Fair in Greensboro said in a statement Saturday that the worker was taken to a hospital to be treated for a broken finger. He was later released, as the station WDRB reported.
A sports car driver plowed into a crowd of spectators at a Boise, Idaho, car show, injuring at least eleven, authorities say. Police say the driver of the gray Porsche accelerated rapidly while leaving the Cars and Coffee event around 11am but lost control and ran into the nearby crowd. Ambulances took at least six people to hospitals and at least two others were taken by private vehicles. Police didn't provide any names.
A surveillance camera caught a motorcyclist's wild ride in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
A 10-wheel truck accident hit the taxi cab when it was parked at the red light at 4 red lights at Baan Talat Market, Moo 13, Rang Wai, Phanom Thuan Province, causing injuries and deaths In the cab, four serious injuries were reported to three men and one woman. The foundation staff had to hurry to use the machine to cut the stool out and hurry to deliver to the hospital. But since two-fourths of the injuries were severe, the doctors and nurses tried to save lives but could no longer survive.
According to reports no one was seriously harmed.
Not exactly sure what type of Van this is, however, I think it's safe to say they may need to take a much closer look at where they place the gasoline tank, as well as the safeguards meant to keep it from being penetrated upon impact.
Keep a close eye on those standing on the sidewalk awaiting for the light to change.
Note that the elderly woman is quickly engulfed in flames.
No news on if there were any casualties in this event
A driver has recorded the terrifying moment a roof of a holiday camper blew off on a NSW highway just metres from trailing cars. The incident was recorded at Hume highway in Campbelltown, Sydney, at an unknown date. The 25 second video shows a white camper van travelling at a normal speed in the middle lane of the highway. Suddenly, the roof of the camper van flips up and lands on the highway, almost hitting other cars on the road.
More than 100 firefighters are battling an enormous blaze at a block of flats, with flames and plumes of black smoke seen billowing into the air. Residents in pyjamas were reportedly spotted outside the complex in Kent this morning as 15 fire engines were dispatched to tackle the huge fire . Crews wearing breathing apparatus are currently trying to put out the blaze, using main jets, compressed air foam and water from hydrants. Dramatic photos and videos from the scene show the top of the three-storey block engulfed by flames, with large parts of the building destroyed. One local, Daniel Pritchard, told Kent Live that the smoke was "really bad".
A bus driver who lost control before slamming into two Sydney homes was allegedly ten-times over the alcohol limit. The bus was travelling through Epping Road, in North Ryde in Sydney north-west before midday on Saturday when it mounted the footpath, passed through a front yard and crashed into the homes. Three people were injured and one man was lucky to be alive after going into the kitchen to get some cashews just before the crash, reports Nine News.
Dramatic footage has emerged from China of a scooter driver narrowly avoiding being run over by two lorries after he runs red light. The CCTV video, captured in Shangrao city, Jiangxi Province on August 24, shows a scooter driver being knock down by a first lorry before his scooter is hit by another one. As the lorry swerves, narrowly avoiding the man on the ground, its content starts pouring onto the road. The man reportedly only suffered minor injuries.
The terrifying moment a car span out of control, smashed into another vehicle and hit a bollard right in front of an ambulance was caught by documentary film crews. Paramedics were taking a patient to hospital when a car suddenly came hurtling toward them at high speed. The ambulance driver Jo exclaimed "oh god' as the vehicle narrowly missed them and crashed into the central reservation. Five people were injured in the serious crash and two more ambulances were called to deal with those involved. When the car started smoking fire crews were also called to the scene, while the driver climbed out of his window and ran off before police arrived. The dramatic crash was captured by camera crews working on BBC1 series 'Ambulance', as they followed the work of West Midlands paramedics. The ambulance, driven by Jo with her colleague Suki, was taking Sam, who had threatened to commit suicide, to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. The crash happens five minutes away from hospital in Tettenhall Road. The white car crashed into another one carrying a couple and their 23-year-old daughter.
If you've never been on a ship larger than a rowboat, perhaps you don't understand just how dangerous they can be when they lose control. This compilation shows you just how quickly something can go from a fun day on this high seas to a nightmare when land suddenly appears!