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Road rescue rear-ended
Dromana Rescue truck is used to attending road accidents but normally it has a bit further to go than the emergency it found itself involved in this afternoon (Sat 25 Nov 2012).
The specialist road rescue truck was parked at a petrol station in the town when a car driven by an elderly man crashed into the back of the truck at considerable speed.
The driver and his wife were trapped inside their vehicle along with their white sulphur-crested cockatoo.
The rescue crew, who were inside paying for petrol, immediately got to work and managed to free all three passengers who were shaken but uninjured by the crash.
CFA Operations Officer Peter Lucas said the rescue truck will be out of action until it can be repaired but a spare rescue truck should hopefully be transferred into the area soon.
"In a way, the occupants of the car were lucky that they had a rescue crew so close by," he said.
"From our point of view it's a perfect result as nobody was injured and the passengers were all walking around after the crash. The one most upset by the whole incident was the sulphur-crested cockatoo."