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Kiwi does Aussies proud

BACK BEHIND THE WHEEL: The Volvo Lance Scott now drives
BACK BEHIND THE WHEEL: The Volvo Lance Scott now drives Lance Scott

AFTER a crash that could have easily cost him his life, Lance Scott is back driving interstate.

On October 22, 2013, his B-double crashed into a parked truck near the BP service station at Urunga, NSW.

He was left with a battered face and arm, but luckily they were minor injuries. After a few surgeries he was back at work in the depot for a year, where the wreckage greeted him every day.

He said he could see the seat was still in the truck and so was the seat belt. His body landed on top of the engine during the crash.

In 2013 Lance spoke out about needing better parking bays after the crash.
In 2013 Lance spoke out about needing better parking bays after the crash.

Known as the Mad Kiwi, Lance is now working for Hoppers Transport driving a truck with an Aussie flag painted on the front.

Last year, two years since the crash, he took his first interstate trip in one of the Hoppers Volvos - right past the accident site.

He stopped at the location and forced himself to walk around and have a look.

While he's recovered physically from the crash he still gets a few flashbacks.

"The truck was torn apart, I had just made my bed," he said.

He remembers working to keep the trailers straight during the crash to stop anyone else being involved and then being in the ambulance.

His blood-stained log book cover is now a daily reminder of how lucky he is to be alive.

Despite what happened the Mad Kiwi is a positive about the future.

"Everyone has a job where something could go wrong," he said.

"You try and find the positives. I still want a refund from the surgeon. I'm still not good looking," he joked.

Read the story about the crash here.

Lance Scott is now back on the road.
Lance Scott is now back on the road. Lance Scott
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Topics:  crash, rest stops, return to work, transport, trucks


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