Two people have escaped serious harm after their truck ploughed into a clifftop home, leaving them hanging over a perilous 10m drop.
Emergency services were called to a home on Weerona Pl in Sydney’s Caringbah South about 7.25am on Saturday to find a truck had smashed through the garage of the single-storey home.
A man and a woman were trapped inside the cabin of the truck, which was hanging over the edge of a dangerous cliff.
A truck crashed into a home at Weerona Place in Caringbah in Sydney’s south, leaving the cab hanging over a 10m drop. Picture: FRNSW
The pair were freed by Fire and Rescue NSW personnel after approximately 20 terrifying minutes.
They were assessed by NSW Ambulance officers before being taken to Sutherland Hospital as a precaution.
Firefighters stabilised the truck, which has left a trail of destruction in its wake.
Thankfully, police confirmed no one was in the house at the time of the shocking crash.
“Officers from Sutherland Shire Police Area Command have been told the home was vacant while undergoing renovations,” said a NSW Police spokesperson.
The property is understood to have been vacant at the time of the crash. Picture: FRNSW
“A salvage operation is now underway to remove the truck, with significant structural damage sustained to the building.
The home is at the bottom of a hill on Weerona Place in the south Sydney suburb.
Police will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash and its cause.