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Emergency crews have freed a truck driver who was trapped in her cab for more than two hours after crashing into a rail bridge in West Melbourne.
The truck hit the bridge on Lloyd Street just after 7am.
The Metropolitan Fire Brigade said part of the truck's cab had been damaged in the crash.
The driver was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with head, chest, pelvis and lower leg injuries.
PHOTO: Emergency crews work to free a driver trapped after a truck crash.
The truck could be seen tipped at a 45 degree angle as heavy rescue operators shored up the vehicle with a wooden brace to prevent it rolling while the rescue operation took place.
Senior Sergeant John Mason said it appeared the driver may have realised the truck was too high to fit under the bridge a moment too late.
"We think at this stage that she may have at the last moment pulled to the right and connected with the pillar of the bridge," he said.
"The height of the bridge is 3.5 metres.
"There are signs on the bridge and there are signs at the intersection here."
MFB assistance chief fire officer Martin Braid said the rescue was complex as the truck was wrapped around the bridge's stanchion.
He said crews had dismantled the truck to release the driver.
Lloyd Street remains closed between Arden Street and Dynon Road.
VicRoads has advised motorists to avoid the area and use Kensington Road as an alternative.
The crash has also forced the V/Line freight line to close.
PHOTO: The Metropolitan Fire Brigade said part of the truck's cab was damaged in the crash. (ABC News: Justine Longmore)
PHOTO: Heavy rescue operators shored up the truck to stop it rolling. (Twitter: MFB)
-来自 ABC NEWS
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