TRUCK ENDS UP METRES FROM CLIFF EDGE ON THE CENTRAL COAST

A 22-year-old man is lucky to be alive after his truck crashed into trees on the Central Coast.

The tipper came to rest just metres from a cliff edge, after it left Bumble Hill Road at Yarramalong this morning.

Emergency services worked for around two hours to free the driver, who suffered leg injuries in the crash.

He was flown to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital in a critical but stable condition.

The circumstances which led to the crash are not yet clear.

More details in tonight’s news.