The city that ate a truck

Thumper 18 July 2008 21

Just in, sketchy reports that a truck has been swallowed up by the ground on Horsepark Drive near the Federal Highway. Apparently all that is sticking out of the ground is the back of the trailer and the area has been cordoned off.

Nothing online yet, and I’m only getting second hand reports.

Anyone out that way have anything to add?

[ED – unrelated to yesterday’s truck crash?]


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Pesty Pesty 11:02 pm 18 Jul 08

I drove past as they were recovering the truck, the dog / pig was still in the tunnel, no obvious skidmarks or anything I could see, just seemed bloody odd. Must have come down the hill from the fed highway junction towards Gunners, and veared across the road and into the tunnel whatever it is. Thank goodness there were no fatalities, there has been enough.

cranky cranky 8:21 pm 18 Jul 08

Thank you. I get the idea that the dog is 2 axle, at front and back of the trailer, the front one attached to the drawbar which steers, and the pig which has 2 axles close together roughly under the centre of the trailer, much like a dual axle box trailer.

sepi sepi 8:20 pm 18 Jul 08

Just pray you never have to deal with a truck insurance company.

3.5 months on from a truck driving into my car I am still waiting for repairs….

roosta roosta 8:14 pm 18 Jul 08

Well i dont have much to do with them but i think a dog trailer has a dolly hooked in front of it, with a single A-frame drawbar that fits in the ringfeder on the rear of the trailer in front, and a pig trailer is just like a car trailer with no dolly and hooks straight to the ring feeder i hope that helps you cranky

cranky cranky 7:57 pm 18 Jul 08

Roosta,

Can you give us a quick education on the diference between a dog and a pig.

(I’m talking trailers, you sarcastic bunch).

roosta roosta 7:22 pm 18 Jul 08

Yeah drove past the dog this morning after hearing about it yesterday at work as he was a subbie truck driver for us and looks like it was a mess and he was very lucky to get out of it in one piece…very unlucky…

ant ant 3:43 pm 18 Jul 08

Damn, that sounds very nasty indeed. Sounds like she’s going to be OK though? What rotten luck.

Thumper Thumper 3:24 pm 18 Jul 08

Hope she’s okay man…

nik73 nik73 3:07 pm 18 Jul 08

RE the accident on Horse Park Drive yesterday, it was a friend of mine in the ute. She phoned me from hospital last night. She was a bit sketchy on the details as she probably blacked out but apparently the truck driver swerved to miss another vehicle and got her instead. Her ute is a write off, front end ripped off. Somehow she managed to come out with bruising and concussion but no broken bones or major injuries. She thinks the truckie was injured but didn’t know any details.

peterh peterh 1:08 pm 18 Jul 08

Vic Bitterman said :

What was funny was listening to the truckies bag out the drivers of car transporters, for some reason they are not well liked??!!!

I am with them for that, driving behind a transporter on the hay plain, wasn’t overtaking as I wasn’t in a great rush, one of the ramps detached from the back of the truck and joined my engine.

took about 2 hours for someone to come to my aid, no mobile phone (back then) and I had to wait for the local trowing service to come and get the car. not happy at all. The cause of the accident had left the scene, oblivious of the damage caused behind him. I did remember his number plate and gave it to the police…. no idea what happened to him. I do know that the insurance company was chasing his to get paid.

Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 12:57 pm 18 Jul 08

I was driving down to Melbourne last night… listening to the truckies on the CB, there was some sort of truck crash near Mittagong, apparantly a car transporter had gone into the wall and was blocking the soutbound lanes on the Hume. Which was causing concern from the Northbounders heading to Tarcutta for changeover, in that their changeover rig and driver was going to be very late 🙂

What was funny was listening to the truckies bag out the drivers of car transporters, for some reason they are not well liked??!!!

peterh peterh 12:26 pm 18 Jul 08

this is all trucked up…

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:14 pm 18 Jul 08

…or a cyclist, geez, imagine if it was recumbent!

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:14 pm 18 Jul 08

PBO said :

Just asked a mate and he said that it was a truck with trailer/dog on the back carrying a full load of dirt, apparently he swerved to avoid a hilux and hit the ditch on the side. Dont know how accurate this is though…

Ahh, it was a Hilux, if only it was an Excel with its rear foglight on, and with frangipani stickers on the back window, he could have driven straight over it.

pseudonym pseudonym 11:07 am 18 Jul 08

Truck you Canberra.

Aurelius Aurelius 10:28 am 18 Jul 08

PBO – Thumper’s version of the story sounded much better!

PBO PBO 10:14 am 18 Jul 08

Just asked a mate and he said that it was a truck with trailer/dog on the back carrying a full load of dirt, apparently he swerved to avoid a hilux and hit the ditch on the side. Dont know how accurate this is though…

Thumper Thumper 10:10 am 18 Jul 08

Truck me dead!

😉

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:00 am 18 Jul 08

Trucking hell?

dorkus mallorkus dorkus mallorkus 8:52 am 18 Jul 08

A work colleague drove past it this morning. He said it was too dark to see much at that hour, but the truck was well off the road.

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