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VIDEO: Truckie pulls toddler from wreckage after three-car smash on Warburton Hwy

Neil Mitchell
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Truck driver Dave Lynch is being praised for his efforts after three cars collided in the wet right in front of him.

In the video below a car can be seen losing control around a corner on the Warburton Highway at Launching Place, before smashing into an oncoming car, which in turn crashes into another car.

Dave helped pull a toddler out the window of one of the cars.

He told Neil Mitchell he managed to avoid the cars and weaved his way through it in his 8-tonne truck.

“I’ve been driving for more than 40 years, so a bit of skill and a lot of luck,” Dave said.

“You’ve got no control over the vehicle once you start sliding.

“We got the toddler out through the window, and then the ambulance turned up.”

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“Big Dave, he deserves an award for what he did,” Neil said.

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WARNING: This clip contains explicit language

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