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Man knocked out of wheelchair by truck

The man was taken to hospital after the incident. Picture: Keely McDonough
The man was taken to hospital after the incident. Picture: Keely McDonough

AN elderly man has been taken to hospital after being knocked out of his wheelchair by a truck.

The man was wheeling his chair along the footpath on Danks St in Waterloo, just outside the North Shore Timber & Hardware warehouse when a truck, loaded with timber and a crane, backed out of factory.

The man who was driving the truck, Peter, said he was "really shaken up" and "didn't even see the guy" about 10:20am this morning.

An elderly man was knocked out of his wheelchair by a truck.
An elderly man was knocked out of his wheelchair by a truck.

"An old bloke was in a wheelchair and he was in front of my truck and I didn't see him and as I started to pull out I hit him.

"He just wheeled straight in front of the car," Peter told The Daily Telegraph.

Two ambulances rushed to the scene and have transported the man to St Vincent's as a precaution.

An ambulance officer said: "The bloke has done well for being hit by a truck, he just has some cuts and bruises."

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