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Fyshwick trucker makin’ chaos

By 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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Fyshwick trucker makin’ chaos
caf 12:51 pm 19 Aug 08

Yeah, if I was religious I’d say a prayer whenever I drive through it. It needs signals.

V8-Prius 12:16 pm 19 Aug 08

That intersection is a real shocker.

Madman 12:09 pm 19 Aug 08

SheepGroper said :

But no one can judge what happened except the people who were involved with the accident.

Better tell the crash investigation people they’re wasting their time then.

Haven’t you ever seen any of the programs that examine crash sites and show you how evidence is gathered and tested in order to piece together what happened and how?

LOL – you hit the spot I wanted to but wasn’t going to!

Same goes with the police.
Person 1: “Who murdered that person”
Person 2: “I reckkon he did (pointing to innocent bystander)”
Person 1: “I agree also”
Suspected: “Nah uhhh wasn’t me…”
Person 1: “Well that settles it! Case closed, he is the murderer”
Policeman: “Ahh crap, beat me to it again!!!”

peterh 12:05 pm 19 Aug 08

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…

SheepGroper 12:01 pm 19 Aug 08

But no one can judge what happened except the people who were involved with the accident.

Better tell the crash investigation people they’re wasting their time then.

Haven’t you ever seen any of the programs that examine crash sites and show you how evidence is gathered and tested in order to piece together what happened and how?

Madman 11:28 am 19 Aug 08

From the looks of it – I would say that the truck driver wouldn’t have been speeding.

It does take alot to stop those trucks and if there was more speed involved you would expect to see alot more damage to the building and to the car involved.

miracle 10:58 am 19 Aug 08

Glad to hear that no one was hurt. But no one can judge what happened except the people who were involved with the accident. I have had experience of truck driver’s that drive quite fast than they should considering the surrounding. I hope that was not the case but if it was then well what can you say ….

Holden Caulfield 10:48 am 19 Aug 08

Thanks for that peterh. :p

jakez 10:38 am 19 Aug 08

I saw that on the way home from work yesterday. The road was blocked off so we all had to do a u turn and go around the other side of Fyshwick. I’m glad nobody was killed.

peterh 10:36 am 19 Aug 08

Holden Caulfield said :

Thanks Charchar, I had a feeling the truckie would have been left with nowhere to go.

OT, holden, but I have found YO-YO biscuits!!

kambah friendly grocer has them.

now all I need is mettwurst and bung fritz, then I will never need to go back to SA….

Sammy 10:29 am 19 Aug 08

After reading the Canberra Times report, kudos to the truck driver! It appears he must have swerved violently to the right to avoid going over the top of the silver Ford, and then over corrected back to the left and colliding with the building.

Madman 10:25 am 19 Aug 08

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.

Holden Caulfield 10:13 am 19 Aug 08

Thanks Charchar, I had a feeling the truckie would have been left with nowhere to go.

peterh 10:09 am 19 Aug 08

was that on the blind crest? hate that bit of the road, never know what is coming, or at what speed.

Charchar 10:06 am 19 Aug 08

The accident was apparently caused when a car failed to give way (tourist who checked left rather than right). The truckie did his best to avoid taking out the car but as a result ended up in the front of makin mattresses. Very lucky that no one was killed.

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