Date PostedFebruary 11, 2019

Local MP Calls for Truck Ban on Sydney Botany Road to Curb Peak Crashes

A Sydney local MP says large trucks should be barred from traveling along Sydney’s Botany Road during peak pedestrian times due it being a densely populated area of Green Square.

Some say large trucks in the area are a risk to the pedestrians that flood the areas during peak times and should the measure be adopted, it will be a first in Australia.

The proposal from Heffron Labor MP, Ron Hoenig,came after a truck crash which claimed the life of a 44 year old woman recently. Five other people were also injured in the crash.

The B-Double truck was carrying bricks when it ran off the road and veered into northbound lanes and hit a power pole, a bus stop and a building as well as the pedestrians.

It has been alleged that the driver suffered a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the lungs before collapsing onto the wheel prompting the crash.He  was trapped in the vehicle for 45 minutes before he was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

Mr Hoenig proposed that heavy vehicles not have access to Botany Road during peak periods – a measure that has been done numerous times overseas and has proven successful in Europe.  Find out more https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/there-s-only-one-solution-to-stop-peak-hour-truck-accidents-20181212-p50ltf.html

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