A dump truck filled with soil has lost control and crashed down a bank landing on a parked car.

Police say emergency services were called to the accident Paremata Crescent, Wellington this morning after the truck was reversing down a driveway but suddenly lost traction on a grass border.

The truck, which was carrying a full load of soil, plummeted down the bank crushing the rear of a car parked on the street below. Luckily there was nobody in the car at the time.

The truck driver was shaken by the incident but was not injured.

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Police said there would be partial road closures in Paremata Cres while soil was removed from the truck to enable the truck to be towed.