Truckie comes to the rescue of stranded caravan driver

A Perth based railway transport worker was grateful to a truckie who rescued him along the Eyre Highway after he had run out of fuel.

The van driver was returning from Melbourne with his partner after a short holiday with family when they stopped after miscalculating the amount of fuel they would need.

He was armed with a jerry can and walked for two hours to get to a fuel outlet and started hitchhiking back to the van when the truckie gave him a lift.

It was a welcome sight to see the truck pull up.

This had been a trip plagued by incidents as earlier the caravan was off the road in Adelaide after the starter motor failed.

After the fuel dilemma, the van man hit a giant kangaroo which caused a lot of damage.

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