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Video shows dump truck crash in Heathmont Melbourne

  • A dump truck crashed into a Melbourne backyard on Saturday in Heathmont 
  • The driver, who appeared to be in his 50s, reportedly had a coughing fit before 
  • The truck was captured on video suddenly swerving into oncoming traffic 
  • It struck a power pole before crashing through a fence and into a backyard pool 

Video footage has captured the horrifying moment a dump truck driver veered into oncoming traffic and slammed into a power pole before landing in a backyard swimming pool in Melbourne.

The truck driver reportedly had a coughing fit before he blacked out and lost control of the truck on Saturday in Heathmont, west of the city, according to 3AW.

The man, who appears to be in his 50s, astonishingly walked away from the shocking accident with just a black eye.

 

Video footage has captured the horrifying moment a dump truck driver veered into oncoming traffic and slammed into a Melbourne backyard (pictured)

The truck driver reportedly had a coughing fit before he blacked out and lost control of the truck on Saturday on Caterbury Road in Heathmont (pictured)

The truck driver reportedly had a coughing fit before he blacked out and lost control of the truck on Saturday on Caterbury Road in Heathmont (pictured)

A camera on the truck’s dashboard captured the entire crash, which left nearby homes without electricity for hours.

The truck can be seen travelling on Caterbury Road before suddenly swerving into the opposite side of the road.

Oncoming cars are quick to dodge the truck, veering to the right and left as it crossed three lanes of traffic.

Oncoming cars are quick to dodge the truck (pictured), veering to the right and left as it crossed three lanes of traffic

Oncoming cars are quick to dodge the truck (pictured), veering to the right and left as it crossed three lanes of traffic

The driver, who appears to be in his 50s, astonishingly walked away from the shocking accident with just a black eye

The driver, who appears to be in his 50s, astonishingly walked away from the shocking accident with just a black eye

The truck then slammed into a power pole (pictured) before smashing through the backyard fence of a nearby home

The truck then slammed into a power pole (pictured) before smashing through the backyard fence of a nearby home

Fire crews worked for 50 minutes to free the driver (pictured)

Fire crews worked for 50 minutes to free the driver (pictured)

The truck then slams into a power pole before smashing through the backyard fence of a nearby home.

Footage shows the truck land in a swimming pool before rolling onto its side.

Witnesses working across the street told 9News the crash ‘sounded like an explosion.’

Fire crews worked for 50 minutes to free the driver. 

Police are investigating the incident. 

Witnesses working across the street said the crash 'sounded like an explosion' (pictured)

Witnesses working across the street said the crash ‘sounded like an explosion’ (pictured)

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