Mercedes-Benz won the tender to supply armoured vehicles for the G20 summit in Brisbane. Photo: Supplied
Mercedes-Benz won the tender to supply armoured vehicles for the G20 summit in Brisbane. Photo: Supplied

Bomb-proof G20 limousine taken out by truck

THE  bomb-proof limousines hired for the G20 summit can withstand firepower from an AK47 assault rifle and are fitted with nail-proof tyres.

But it seems they cannot withstand the force of a standard commercial truck.

One of the S600 Guard limousines provided by German car maker Mercedes-Benz for the world leaders' summit in Brisbane has been rendered "out of action after being rear-ended by a truck.

Fairfax Media understands the limousine was hit by a commercial truck on Wednesday afternoon.

"There were two people involved in the incident and one was taken to hospital as a precaution," G20 organisers said in a statement.

No visiting dignitary or member of an international G20 delegation was in the limousine at the time.

More on this at Brisbanetimes.com.au

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