Logan investigation continues
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.”