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Lucky escape for truck driver

Frightening scenes on the Calder Freeway early yesterday morning as a truck plunged down and embankment.

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The driver of the Hazeldene's Chicken Farm semi trailer sustained only minor injuries after dropping about 20 metres near the Spring Creek Bridge near Taradale.

Emergency services had to cut the man from the wreckage, he was later airlifted to hospital.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone with dash cam footage to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Photo: Victoria Police