Landscaping firm raided after trucks collide
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.”