Six-tonne truck ploughs into teen’s car
A UNIVERSITY student has cheated death after his car was hit by a truck on a busy Queensland highway.
Levi Gamble, 17 was travelling to university at the Gold Coast when a tow-truck travelling at a speed of 100 kilometres an hour ploughed into the back of his mum's Holden Captiva.
The P-plater had pulled in to the emergency lane at Worongary due to a burst tyre and was looking for the spare in the boot at the time of impact.
"There was a massive gush of wind and then all of a sudden the car was 30 metres down the road," he said.
Mr Gamble was on the phone to his mother when the six tonne tow-truck ploughed into the family's vehicle.
Queensland Ambulance had told the young driver that if he had been in the vehicle he would most certainly be in hospital.
"If I was two steps to the right I would have been dead," Mr Gamble said.
"Everyone is telling me to go buy a lotto ticket."