City of Bayswater house crash driver ‘had medical episode’

The house after the incident. Picture: David Baylis.
The house after the incident. Picture: David Baylis.

A CITY of Bayswater driver was hospitalised last Thursday after the street sweeper he was driving crashed about 1.30pm into the garage of a Maylands home.

Mayor Sylvan Albert said the safety of City staff members and its residents was paramount. “In this case it was suspected that the driver had a medical episode which resulted in the street sweeping truck becoming lodged in the garage of a private home,” he said.

“None of the safety protocols in place can prevent an accident of this nature.”

The driver was trapped in the sweeper for a short time before Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) officers freed him.

He was taken to Royal Perth Hospital in a stable condition where he remains for observation.

DFES officers feared the truck was supporting the two-storey house that had structural damage and removed it on September 14.

Cr Albert said the damage to the sweeper was unknown.