Lo­gan in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues

Big Rigs - - NEWS -

LIND­SAY Broth­ers staff are reel­ing af­ter the shock­ing death of one of the com­pany’s driv­ers.

The driver, a 57-year-old New South Wales man, died when his prime-mover with a loaded trailer at­tached left the Lo­gan Mo­tor­way at Tanah Merah and trav­elled down an em­bank­ment late on Novem­ber 13.

Queens­land Truck­ing As­so­ci­a­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Gary Ma­hon, who spoke to Big Rigs on be­half of the Coffs Har­bour-based com­pany, said staff were “dev­as­tated and they are dis­traught”.

“They are dev­as­tated for the loss of their driver and par­tic­u­larly dev­as­tated for the fam­ily,” he said.

Mr Ma­hon said Lind­say Broth­ers were pro­vid­ing sup­port to the fam­ily.

“(Lind­says) are a very highly re­garded com­pany, very pro­fes­sional, run very new gear and con­di­tions for driv­ers are ex­cel­lent and they are just dis­traught,” he said.

“This is a reg­u­lar type of run from Coffs Har­bour up to Bris­bane and there was no rea­son to be­lieve any­thing un­to­ward would oc­cur.”

Mr Ma­hon said the man was driv­ing a six-month-old truck with new trail­ers and had only been in the truck for four hours that day, hav­ing had a day off be­fore his shift started on Tues­day.

“On the face of it, it’s very hard to un­der­stand but we’ll see what the in­ves­ti­ga­tion tells us,” he said.

“The par­tic­u­larly tragic ele­ment to all of this is the ve­hi­cle has been there, the crash has oc­curred, and it’s been 10-11 hours be­fore he was dis­cov­ered.”

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