Aussie logging truck driver cheats death

A logging truck driver in Beerwah, Australia, has escaped death after losing control around a corner.

Dashcam footage posted to Facebook shows the truck-and-trailer unit piled with logs as it heads around a bend.

The back slides out and the truck driver frantically attempts to keep the truck upright.

He fails, and the truck tips over and slides off the road, leaving a trail of torn-up debris and logs.

The video shows the corner has a 70 km/h speed limit - and commenters on the video say speed contributed to the crash.

The crash has been compared to a horrific scene in the film Final Destination 2, where a logging truck crash kills several people.