Fyshwick trucker makin’ chaos

Holden Caulfield 19 August 2008 35

I’m sure a few people will have seen this story already, if not check out the slideshow on the CTimes. According to the ABC it was a multi-vehicle accident and 400 litres of fuel was spilled. Apparently most of Fyshwick was without power as a result. Although, I work in Fyshwick, on the Canberra Ave side, and our power was unaffected.

That intersection where the accident took place can be a tricky one with the blind crest and it appears as though this was a near miss as far as death or serious injury is concerned. If anyone has any more details please share them.


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dragonflygal dragonflygal 12:02 am 20 Aug 08

Madman said :

Poor truckie!!!

400ltrs of Diesel at approx $1.60 p/ltr would be a loss of $640.00
not to forget the damage done to the poor fella’s tyres and truck and everything else mechanical on it – wouldn’t be surprised if it’s written off due to structural damage.

I wouldn’t trust it being repaired and back to perfect as you’re driving that truck everyday – practically living in it for 9-10 hrs a day.

Don’t worry Madman, the truck is owned by CSG, not a truckie himself… CSG can afford it should they be found at fault – which I doubt. Who do you think is more skilled a driver, the person who spends 9 – 10 hours a day driving something that big, or us car drivers?

And Ant? Try stopping quickly in a fully loaded truck and dog that’s heading down a hill. Just sayin….

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:53 pm 19 Aug 08

Let CSG put some spring into your garden.

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 9:51 pm 19 Aug 08

i think the one in hume called ‘sexy time’ is quite amusing… that makes me laugh each time.

Granny Granny 9:45 pm 19 Aug 08

Whenever I go past Hello Sexy I say, “Who? Me?

*haha*

Er … no … sorry. I don’t actually.

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 9:36 pm 19 Aug 08

when i left a building right near there last night at 9pm (NO IT WAS NOT HELLO SEXY*)
they were still trying to restore the power and the road was still closed.

*hello sexy was closed… no power! oohhh there’s some potential for bad buns there!!!

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 9:25 pm 19 Aug 08

GottaLoveCanberra said :

I’ve been told by a few of the guys who were there afterwards that the CSG truck was almost brand spanking new.

Wonder if it was a replacement for the one that ended up in the ditch on the side of Horse Park Dr the other week?

The traffic seemed to be disrupted unnecessarily in Fyshwick yesterday afternoon. The cops had the left turn from Newcastle St into Gladstone St blocked and also the next left turn from Gladstone into Wollongong St blocked as well even though the accident was at the other corner of Gladstone and Wollongong St.

GottaLoveCanberra GottaLoveCanberra 7:38 pm 19 Aug 08

I’ve been told by a few of the guys who were there afterwards that the CSG truck was almost brand spanking new. Add in the diesel costs like someone earlier said, the damage to the building, the fact the truck cleaned up two cars and that sign runner is looking at one helluva bill.

Not to mention the pole that was sheared clean off its base.

Overheard Overheard 5:26 pm 19 Aug 08

Made to measure loam mattresses?

Nah, give up…

Overheard Overheard 5:25 pm 19 Aug 08

Holden Caulfield said :

We need some mulch for home, I heard CSG does door to door deliveries.

I’m sure there’s a line in there about ‘garden beds’ but it’s just not happening for me. I may have to outsource the bad puns today.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 5:20 pm 19 Aug 08

We need some mulch for home, I heard CSG does door to door deliveries.

peter@home peter@home 5:12 pm 19 Aug 08

Granny said :

Come to think of it I need a new mattress!

: )

and who said advertising doesn”t work?

Granny Granny 5:09 pm 19 Aug 08

Come to think of it I need a new mattress!

: )

peter@home peter@home 4:55 pm 19 Aug 08

Granny said :

From makin’ mattresses to makin’ news …

; )

and free advertising! how many times can you see makin mattresses on the media at the moment??

Granny Granny 3:53 pm 19 Aug 08

From makin’ mattresses to makin’ news …

; )

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 3:51 pm 19 Aug 08

peterh said :

perhaps the title needs to be changed to “tourist causes truck accident in fyshwick” – truckie did the right thing, but isn’t at fault here…

Yeah, that’s probably fair enough, but there’s no rhyming slang in the new title. 😉

hax hax 3:40 pm 19 Aug 08

wow, just picked up my new mattress the day before this. phew!

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 3:40 pm 19 Aug 08

We need another roundabout. 😛

vandam vandam 3:36 pm 19 Aug 08

signals wont fix it, you would still have the hill, people running red lights and an enormous amout of rear enders. The only thing that will fix this intersection is a left only turning lane. Whilst it would be a pain, no car should be able to turn right.

ruhappynow ruhappynow 1:11 pm 19 Aug 08

Well if you had to crash into a building better a mattress showroom than a fireworks factory lol

ant ant 12:58 pm 19 Aug 08

When coming over that crest and heading down, I wonder if someone is going to be coming out of Wollongong St as I come over. So I drive accordingly. Just sayin…

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