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Police furious at truckie’s stupidity following fatal crash

NSW Police are shocked and angry at a truck driver who crashed while trying to dodge traffic caused by a fatal accident this morning.

A man was killed in a horrific incident at Bankstown when his ute was crushed between two trucks.

As police and paramedics were dealing with the shocking situation, a heavy rigid truck attempted a dangerous and illegal u-turn right in front of officers.

He missed the mark, crashing into a telegraph pole and dropping powerlines over the road.

NSW Traffic & Highway Patrol Chief Inspector Phil Brooks tells Ray the behaviour is unacceptable.

“That is an active crash investigation, we’ve got crash investigators there.

Then to see a truck driver with that company emblazoned all over that truck do that in the middle of that investigation is just highly inappropriate and will be dealt with.”

Ray then got a tip-off that the company, Mainfreight, was raided at Prestons around six weeks ago.

Police confirmed the business has been raided several times over non-compliance issues.

When Ray’s staff called them about this morning’s incident, Mainfreight bosses weren’t interested in hearing about their driver’s stupidity.

 

Click PLAY below to hear Chief Inspector Phil Brooks from the NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol

 

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