Sedgwick survivors ‘lucky’ to walk away: police

BENDIGO police are shocked that six people managed to walk away from collision in which a truck landed on a 4WD.

Senior Sergeant Paul Gardiner from the Bendigo highway patrol was looking at photos of the Sedgwick incident yesterday and said all parties involved had been extremely lucky.

“How five people didn’t die in that is beyond me,” he said. 

“The truck ended up on a 4WD, which was upside down, with five people inside it.

“If you looked at it you would say there is no way known anyone could have lived through that. But they all walked away – one’s got a broken jaw but that’s it.

“How they got away from that I don’t know.”

Police and other emergency crews were called to the collision about 6.30pm on Sunday.

Senior Sergeant Gardiner said the incident served as a reminder to take extra care on our roads during the festive season.

“I think the photographs of the incident really paint a picture of just how lucky people are in this instance,” he said. 

“Drivers shouldn’t be immune to what can occur on our roads.

“This could have easily been five people that died – we’re fortunate that that wasn’t the case.

“It just shows how cautious people have got to be in everything  they  do on the roads.”

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