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Truck ploughs into Maccas – again!

police 2POLICE have launched an investigation after a truck crashed into the Fairy Meadow McDonald’s restuarant today.

Emergency services were called to a carpark at the intersection of Mount Ousley Road and the Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow, after reports of a truck crash about 10.45am. 

Initial reports indicate the truck crashed into several parked cars after losing control on Mt Ousley Road before coming to rest, pinning another car against a unit block wall.

A NSW Ambulance spokesperson said seven ambulance crews responded following the truck hitting a fire hydrant and four vehicles in the restaurant carpark, then a block of units.

Paramedics treated a number of patients, including a 35-year-old male, who is in a serious condition, a 17-year-old female and a woman in her 50s with minor injuries.
The truck driver in his 20s was treated for lower back injuries.
The truck driver was taken to Wollongong hospital, as was the other injured people, including the driver of the car that was pinned.
Today’s crash follows a similar incident in December 2006 when a  flatbed truck, overloaded with steel scaffolding, slammed into the fast food restaurant after careering down Mt Ousley Road.
The truck mounted the footpath, smashed through a fence and into two parked cars. One of the parked cars was forced into a third car, which was pushed into the wall of the restaurant, causing it to partially collapse.
The truck finally came to a halt, crashing into the drive-through section of the restaurant and another car, injuring 13 people.
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About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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