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Firefighters free woman trapped in West Melbourne truck rollover

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27 May 2016
A woman has been freed from her truck after it rolling, trapping her against a bridge in West Melbourne.

Firefighters were called to the Lloyd Street freight line bridge at 7.22am.

On arrival they found a truck tilted on a 45 degree angle with the woman pinned in the driver’s seat.

Specialist crews, including Urban Search and Rescue, High Angle Rescue and Road Rescue, worked to stabilise the truck and use the Jaws of Life to cut the driver free.

Just before 10am, two-and-half hours after the incident occurred, the woman was extricated by MFB firefighters and treated by Ambulance Victoria paramedics. She was transported to hospital.

The scene was handed over to Victoria Police, who will investigate the cause of the collision.

Incident Controller Commander Will Glenn has praised the skill and teamwork displayed by firefighters on scene.

Eight MFB appliances and more than 30 firefighters attended the incident.

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