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Firemen free driver from wreck

Dawn Gibson
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

FIREMEN had to free a truck driver from the wreck of his vehicle after an accident yesterday.

The driver of the three-tonne truck was approaching the junction of Waimanu Rd and Marks St when the accident happened.

"He was heading to Suva and lost control of his vehicle, hit the front of another car and only came to a stop at a post just near the junction of Waimanu Rd and Marks St," a police release said.

Police said the driver was admitted in hospital with injuries to his right leg which was caught in the truck.

The man was freed from the truck by firemen at the scene and taken to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital.

Apart from the truck driver, no one else was injured.

Police said they would wait for the truck driver to be discharged from hospital before questioning him.

The report said the truck was with the Land Transport Authority for inspection.