The young driver could have been easily killed by the tow-truck which ploughed into his family's car on the M1. Picture: 9 News
The young driver could have been easily killed by the tow-truck which ploughed into his family's car on the M1. Picture: 9 News

Teen narrowly survives death when truck crashed into his 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.

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.

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