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Third time unlucky: Truck driver hits two bridges before getting stuck under a third

Police are investigating after a truck driver struck three bridges on the Tullamarine Freeway this morning.

A B-double carrying a crane struck the Brentwood Avenue and Reynard Street overpasses, before becoming wedged under the Moreland Road overpass in Pascoe Vale South at about 12.30am this morning.

The driver, a 61-year-old from Queensland, was not injured.

Chris Miller from VicRoads said the driver will likely face some hefty fines.

“There’s possible careless driving things going on there, and of course mass limit breeches as well, which also attract fines,” he told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell.

“It’s a pretty expensive exercise too because I’m sure he’s likely to be responsible for the cost of any repairs.

“Our transport safety service officers will be going through that truck with a fine tooth comb … the truck may well be put off the road.”

All lanes on the Tullamarine Freeway have now been reopened.

Engineers are examining all three bridges for damage.

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