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Local MP calling for truck ban following fatal Alexandria crash

Michael McLaren

A horrific fatal crash in Alexandria on Wednesday shocked Sydneysiders. 

Emergency services were called to Botany Road after a B-double truck veered onto the wrong side of the road and hit pedestrians waiting for a bus.

The horror crash left a 44-year-old woman dead and five others injured.

It’s understood the 38-year-old driver of the truck suffered a medical episode.

The incident has reignited the debate on the state of Sydney’s road and transport infrastructure, particularly in high-density areas.

Local MP Ron Hoenig is calling for all large trucks to be banned from Botany Road during peak pedestrian times.

He tells Michael McLaren “the roads are shambles”.

“It’s a heavy vehicle route, you’ve got thousands and thousands of people on narrow footways.”

Mr Hoenig says the restricted times would run similar to clearways times.

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Listener John is truckie who often drives along Botany Road. He called in to say Mr Hoenig “has no idea”.

He says if the bans are enforced, “How are we supposed to do our deliveries when these people want their deliveries done at a certain time?”.