08 Jan '12, 2am

Australian boy killed as truck slams into house

SYDNEY: An 11-year-old boy was killed as he slept when a truck ploughed into his house on Sunday in a horrifying smash which killed another man and injured seven other people, police said. The truck carrying two trailers ran off the road after hitting a flatbed van on the busy Pacific Highway north of Sydney at about 5:00 am and slammed into two houses "killing a boy asleep in his bedroom", police said in a statement. The 11-year-old died instantly and the van driver was also killed, while seven others including the boy's 14-year-old brother and four people from a neighbouring house were rushed to hospital with injuries. The truck driver, aged 40, had been admitted in a serious condition with chest and limb injuries along with his 31-year-old passenger, who suffered injuries to his head, spine and limbs. The crash closed the Pacific Highway, the major route connecting Aust...

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