Busselton truck driver dies in Leschenault Inlet crash

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
VideoThe man's truck almost ended up in the water.

A 70-year-old Busselton man has died after a crash in which he narrowly avoided plunging his truck into Leschenault Inlet in Bunbury.

Police say the man suffered a medical condition which caused him to lose control of his truck on Blair Street, crashing into an art installation on Pat Usher Foreshore before the truck came to rest hanging over the inlet wall.

Paramedics worked on the man at the scene before he was taken to Bunbury Hospital in an ambulance.

Police said witnesses saw the man driving on Symmons Street and lost control as he went to turn right on to Blair Street.

The truck had to be lifted by crane from the edge of the inlet and has now been removed.

The “Revolution” artwork was destroyed in the crash.

Police confirmed the man died and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

VideoWorkplace safety investigators are trying to work out how the machinery collapsed.

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