Truck’s slow-mo roll

Australian Forests and Timber - - In The News -

Po­lice have not com­pletely ruled out speed as a fac­tor in a log truck rollover in Chum Creek on... but say it’s more speed, not less, that was needed!

Yarra Junc­tion Po­lice Sergeant Kevin Lar­gue said a lit­tle more speed might have averted the slow-mo­tion top­ple which saw the truck lose its load on the cor­ner of the Healesville-Kinglake and Healesville Yarra Glen roads around 9.30am on 22 July.

“The truck’s stopped up at the in­ter­sec­tion to give way to traf­fic and as he’s started to pull out the back wheels of the trailer fell into the cul­vert,” Sgt Lar­gue said.

“If he’d had mo­men­tum ... if he was mov­ing, it would not have hap­pened.

“Be­cause he’s stopped the back of the trailer top­pled and pulled the rest over.”

The Yarra Val­ley driver had to kick out the pas­sen­ger-side win­dow to get out of the truck.

For­tu­nately, he es­caped in­jured, apart from a self-con­fessed dent to his pride af­ter 30 years driv­ing trucks.

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