Stolen truck explodes in fireball after crashing into four cars in Australia

Stolen truck explodes in fireball after crashing into four cars in Australia

The truck exploded in fire (Stock image)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A man who allegedly stole a truck crashed into four cars and a building in Australia, before it exploded into a fireball leaving several injured.

One man was trapped in his car when it was hit by the truck this morning (October 11) in Singleton, and is now in a life-threatening condition.

Reports claim he suffered head and chest injuries. Seven others also received treatment and three of them had to be taken to hospital.

The alleged driver of the truck, which was carrying compost, is now in police custody, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

It is thought the vehicle was stolen from a petrol station whilst the owner paid for fuel at around 7:30am local time.

It is claimed that the truck was being driven erratically on its way to Singleton and this led police to set out road spikes in an attempt to stop it.

However it was not stopped until it crashed at around 9am local time.

One witness told Nine News: "I drove around the back streets to get around and saw a huge fireball and what looked like a car transporter with cars all over the road."

Police are currently investigating the incident as well as the road spikes that were used.

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