Truck driver to appear in court

Crew cleaning up the mess left behind by the truck’s bin. Photo: Ryan Wood.

An Enviro Waste truck driver will appear in court after causing a section of State Highway 29 to close yesterday.

The driver lost a bin off the back of his truck, which blocked the southbound lane of the highway near Belk Road in the Lower Kaimai.

The road was closed for several hours as a crane and digger were brought in to clear the debris.

Sergeant Wayne Hunter says the driver will appear in court, although the charge has not yet been confirmed.

“A man will be summonsed to appear in Tauranga District Court next month on a likely charge of careless use of a motor vehicle.”

A court date has not yet been set.

There were no injuries as a result of the incident.



5 Comments

here we go again

Posted on 13-01-2017 13:52 | By old trucker

This has nothing to do with air bags, Maildrop.

Maildrops ignorance is showing

Posted on 13-01-2017 11:03 | By Devils-advocate

These trailers have airbag suspension. When parked for a while, the air slowly leaks out and the suspension drops, until the truck is restarted and the compressor pumps more air into the system.

Dangerous

Posted on 12-01-2017 19:26 | By maildrop

I was at Maleme street over Christmas dumping some rubbish and saw a parked truck, with a similar bin on, where the rear wheel arch was touching the tyres and the tyre could clearly be seen to be shredded and worn away. It was so shocking I pointed it out to my passenger and we both hoped it was off the road for repair, though why would it be loaded with bins in it?

Seriously?

Posted on 12-01-2017 18:50 | By GreertonCynic

WTF do you think the digger is up to? After sweeping said mess into a pile, workers aren't allowed around heavy equipment while it's operating.

:o)

Posted on 12-01-2017 13:42 | By Seriously?

Doesn't look like much cleaning up going on.

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