Land­scap­ing firm raided af­ter trucks col­lide

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Of­fi­cers from NSW Po­lice Traf­fic & High­way Pa­trol’s Traf­fic Task Force have con­ducted an au­dit of a land­scap­ing sup­ply com­pany in­volved in a se­ri­ous crash, when two trucks col­lided in Glen­haven in April.

The driver of one of the trucks was taken to West­mead Hospi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries af­ter his truck crashed through a fence fol­low­ing the col­li­sion, and re­mains in hospi­tal.

The driver of the sec­ond truck was not in­jured.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, a com­pli­ance in­spec­tion was con­ducted at a land­scape sup­ply com­pany on Wind­sor Road, Rouse Hill on in­spected 25 ve­hi­cles.

Ten mi­nor de­fects, two weight mass breaches, and two ma­jor de­fects for hy­draulic leaks, en­gine oil leaks and an in­se­cure steer­ing box were found.

Of­fi­cers con­ducted 35 breath tests and 10 drug tests, with one driver re­turn­ing a pos­i­tive read­ing for drugs. A sam­ple will be sent to a lab­o­ra­tory for fur­ther anal­y­sis.

“The Traf­fic Task­force has been set up to re­spond to ma­jor crashes and con­duct com­pli­ance in­spec­tions on any com­pany in­volved,” as­sis­tant com­mis­sioner Michael Cor­boy says.

“Our aim is to take un­safe ve­hi­cles off the road, in or­der to save lives.

“We make no apolo­gies for tar­get­ing com­pa­nies and is­su­ing de­fects in or­der to make the roads safe for oth­ers.”

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