Dash­cam catches dan­ger

Isis Town and Country - - News - emma.reid@news­mail.com.au

A CLOSE call for one driver who was al­most taken out by an on­com­ing semi-trailer last Tues­day as it lost con­trol on Goodwood Rd, Childers.

Dash­cam footage shows the mo­ment a trailer skids into the path of an on­com­ing sedan.

A Queens­land Police spokesman said the mat­ter had been re­ported to the police and was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.

“The in­ci­dent hap­pened at 8.30am and it was re­ported the semi-trailer was try­ing to over­take a sedan on dou­ble white lines,” he said.

“Police are cur­rently in the process of re­view­ing the footage. And we have the num­ber plate of the com­pany so it will all be fol­lowed up.”

He said as tech­nol­ogy ad­vanced and dash­cams be­came more avail­able, it helped police not only with traf­fic mat­ters but was sig­nif­i­cant in other crimes.

“We are able to use footage from dash­cams to help with things like homi­cide cases,” he said.

Face­book group Dash Cam Own­ers Aus­tralia posted the video to its page on Sun­day with an out­cry from the pub­lic not only about the driver of the truck but also the dan­ger of the road which it was on.

Face­booker Peter Heinz said he drove the road often.

“Pretty sure that’s Goodwood Rd, just past the Isis Golf Club,” he said.

“Ei­ther way, stupid move by the driver; you can’t see over the hill where he was, that’s why it’s dou­ble white lines.”

Jim Symes said he knew the driver and ad­vised he was given a writ­ten warn­ing by the truck’s com­pany.

If you have had trou­ble with driv­ers or find this road to be a prob­lem email


CLOSE CALL: A still from the hair-rais­ing dash cam footage on Goodwood Rd.

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