Hero Truckie Pulls Toddler From Wreckage After Three-Car Smash
Truck driver Dave Lynch is being hailed as a hero after pulling a toddler from a wreckage after a three-car crash in Victoria.
In dashcam footage posted on Facebook, a car can be seen losing control around a bend before it takes out a white car and hits another black one.
Lynch, who is a delivery driver for Mitre 10 and has also appeared on The Block as a delivery driver, can be heard reacting to the pile-up which happened on Tuesday on the Warburton Hwy in Melbourne.
"Jesus f*ck," he said in shock.
Lynch, a professional driver for 40 years, skillfully avoids smashing his own vehicle, a Nissan UD crane truck weighing about eight tonnes, into the cars involved.
Melbourne mum Penelope Wright Noble was driving the white sedan which wound up in the ditch after the collision. She was injured but managed to grab her toddler son Louis from his child restraint and cuddle him.
"I turned to Louis he was silent and then he hysterically started crying so I just reached over and undid his seat belt and pulled him across the front with me. I don't know how I did that with a dislocated shoulder," she said.
Lynch came to her aid and carried Louis out through the window until paramedics arrived.
Noble remains in hospital recovering from her injuries. Luckily, her son escaped with a few bruises and a scratch.
"Thanks Big Dave for avoiding these cars in an eight-tonne crane truck and not making it any worse, and helping the victims out of their vehicles," the Facebook post from Mitre 10 said.
From her hospital bed, Wright also shared her gratitude.
"I was driving the white car. Thanks to Dave and everyone who helped," she wrote.
The video has been shared more than 1300 times and there are countless messages praising Lynch's driving and efforts.
No arrests have been made in relation to the incident.
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