Man trapped at Trentham

Emergency services attend to the scene of a truck rollover at Trentham yesterday morning.

Emergency services attend to the scene of a truck rollover at Trentham yesterday morning.

Emergency services attend to the scene of a truck rollover at Trentham yesterday morning.

Emergency services attend to the scene of a truck rollover at Trentham yesterday morning.

A 49-year-old Riddells Creek man was trapped in the crushed cabin of his truck after it tipped at Trentham yesterday morning.

The man was headed towards Tylden on the Trentham-Tylden Road, just out of Trentham, at about 9am when the accident occurred.

Police allege the driver veered to the left to avoid a slow-moving vehicle and travelled into a ditch, and while trying to get out of it the truck tipped onto its roof.

The man was conscious and able to make a call to his employers while trapped upside down in the cabin.

He was cut from the cabin by the SES and apart from some bumps and bruises was able to walk to the waiting ambulances and was taken by air ambulance to hospital.

The road was closed in both directions for the morning while the accident scene was cleared.

Trentham police are investigating.

Leading Senior Constable Brett Magrath of the Macedon Ranges Highway Patrol said the driver was "a very lucky lad".

"Christmas is fast approaching and I would like everyone to make it home to their families. Please be safe on our roads," LSC Magrath said.

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