[dropcap]A[/dropcap] fatal clash between two opposing trucks claimed lives of their drivers in Sydney, Australia, Thursday. Police have described the scene of the fatal head-on collision as “horrific”.
The two drivers were killed on the spot in the crash, which happened on Lenore Drive in Erskine Park, with both vehicles reported to have erupted into flames.
“It’s horrific, it was chaotic,” reacted Insp. Simon Maund. “There is debris everywhere; there are obviously a lot of panicked people. It was horrific for the police, who attended, all emergency services who attended.”
Police believe a white semi-trailer crossed the road, crashing head-on into a fully-loaded Austral bricks truck.
Bricks were strewn across the road, crushing one of the cabins.
Police estimated the combined closing speed of the collision at 160km/h.
“These blokes, they go to work to provide for their families and then they don’t make it home in the afternoon. It’s terrible,” a witness, Justin Bonino, said.
Investigators are still trying to piece together why one of the trucks crossed onto the wrong side of the road.