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It happened on the Kalgoorlie to Perth Road . A culvert was being installed across the road with a detour gravel road graded around the whole area.
The Truckie has just blown clean on through the detour signs and punted straight into the trench.

Luckily he survived with minor injuries! How? I don't know!


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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 14:25

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 14:25
Hi esarby

Yes there have been quite a few "Cowboy" Truckies at the moment, giving all the other hard working, honest guys a bad name.

I do not know if it has made National News last night, but South Australian Police are tracking down a Victorian Truckie who was filmed passing a school bus down the Southern Express way - 119 kph in a 60 kph speed zone.

When they catch him, I hope they give him his just dues - a life time ban from driving heavy vehicles. Words can not describe what a moron he must be.



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Follow Up By: Member - cuffs (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 15:06

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 15:06
Stephen
They did catch him filling up in the suburbs, charged with dangerous driving and other traffic offences. The truck has been impounded for 28 days.


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Follow Up By: Hairy (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 20:43

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 20:43
Or could have been a brake failure......road signs had blown over or not set up properly..........poor bugger might have had a heart attack.........may have happened at night and the photos taken the next day????????
Dont let the truth get in the way of a good beat up. LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 20:55

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 20:55
Hi Hairy

It was no brake failure, he was just an absolute "Cowboy" It was in broad daylight and the speed signs are posted very well along there. If he could not read them, apart from being a "Cowboy", he must have been blind as well.

Last night on the news, the SA Police were dealing with authorities in Victoria to track down the driver. It appears from Cuffs reply above they found him.

I was only speaking to some local truck drivers about it at work today and they said it was people like him that give the Industry a very bad name.

When there are trucks with brake failure on the Southern Express Free way, they end in always a very bad situation at the Old Toll Gate. The last time it happened there were fatalities.


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Follow Up By: GREENDOG ! - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 21:37

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 21:37
G'day Stephen was up in Clare delivering Plaster board from Melbourne on Tuesday mate to the Hardware warehouse would of been good to catch up cheer's Pete
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 21:55

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 21:55
Hi Pete

You will have to send me an email, I can not find your private email. Sounds like you have changed camps???

That sounds like you delivered it to the new Sanders outlet, if so that used to be the old bottling shed from Leasingham Wines days.

We are heading up to the Riverland on Saturday for 10 days, taking in Easter. The Kayaks will be in overtime, as well as some of the great drives in the area.

Have a great Easter in the Flinders.



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Follow Up By: Hairy (WA) - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 22:28

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 22:28
Gday Stephen,
I was infering to the posted topic. Although it happened a long time ago, no one has bothered to find out what the real scenario was........just labeled him or her another cowboy?

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Reply By: Member - John D, Wandong (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 14:43

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 14:43
Unbelievable how anyone could survive an impact like that, would be interesting to check his log book to see when he last had a rest stop.

And as for the speeding Vic truckie, tight schedules are not an excuse for for doing 119km in a 60 zone...or even on the highway! Hope they catch him!

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Reply By: Litlbalt - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 14:48

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 14:48
These pictures have been around for ages now.
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Follow Up By: Flighty ( WA ) - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 15:43

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 15:43
About 5 years now from memory, and I don't think the transport company itself is around any longer either.
But have been known to be wrong.

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Reply By: philldeb - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 15:42

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 15:42
It would be interesting to have the real truth as to wot happend insted of branding the driver a COWBOY
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Follow Up By: Teejay - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 20:44

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 20:44
I agree. I can't believe the assumptions that have been made above. Driver could have been driving for 30 years and this might have been the first mistake he has made. No-one knows what factors are involved. Only evidence here is a photo. Harsh I think.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed C (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 20:53

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 20:53
Agreed...

What's that ol' sayin'??
"Man who never made a mistake never made anything"............


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Confucius say.....
"He who lie underneath automobile with tool in hand,
....Not necessarily mechanic!!"

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Reply By: olcoolone - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 20:50

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 20:50
I think you will find this accident happened in South Australia on the 5th of November 2001 and I think the driver died.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 03:12

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 03:12
yep as said above nothing like a good beat up without the facts.
No one here knows, he could have been having a heart attack and gone thru but it sounds better if he was an absolute cowboy and a disgrace to the industry.

Hopefully his family dont stumble across this thread.
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 08:48

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 08:48
Yeap just the same as mentioning that a 4x4 had run over someone....... sounds better the a car had run over someone!

OR... (one) "truck caught speed 30 kilometres per hour over limit" ...... what about the hundreds of car a day that get caught speeding 30 kilometres per hour over the speed limit..... doesn't have the same impact.
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Reply By: Teejay - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 20:56

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 20:56
and I see that this was copied and pasted from this website.

http://transpressnz.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/road-detour-signs-are-there-for-reason.html

No basis for this story at all.

TJ..
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 22:12

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 22:12
Ancient history now apparently, but no excuse for going around detour signs.

However, if those signs shown on that NZ website photo were all that were in place, then Ol' Mate would only have to blink, at full noise, and he'd miss them.

Up here the local Main roads blokes blank off the full road width, with signs and flashers, and plenty of sign back down the road for a click or so.

Bob.

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Can't remember most of it.

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Reply By: GREENDOG ! - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 21:33

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 21:33
These pic's are as said years old and are up on a wall in our depot some one had moved the signs around in the dead of the night to devert the traffic straight into the culvert,the first one through was this guy,One has to wounder why you would post these pic's on here and what your AGENDA IS with out knowing the full story behind them aspeacially after the last couple of weeks, with 2 major trucking companys being investergated are you just looking for some attention.
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