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June 17, 2021

Truck accident near Bangalow

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No-one was injured in the accident and police at the time of this report around 10.30am were at the scene investigating.

Witnesses told Echonetdaily it appeared the turning truck’s trailer flipped as a result of the accident.

Traffic control was in place to divert vehicles around the crash site on the busy road.


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    • Yes, Tony. It was a B-double; I saw it with my own eyes. Crashed into the guard rail on the wrong side of the road and looking for all the world like it was planning to try & turn into Friday Hut Road.

  1. Ho Hum… What ? No ! Another B-Double crashes !#$&? Gee.. and there’s a disused railway line right next to that road… Fair dinkum… who’d give a politician a job anywhere else. Thanks again to Don Page and his National Party mates for deserting their constituents again. But 10 out of 10 for consistency !

  2. Another “accident” involving a B-Double rig. How many so far this year, along the “Black Ribbon of Death” ? Allowing these vehicles along anything but straight country roads is madness driven by the voracious trucking industry. Pity the poor truck-drivers driven to this risky occupation.

  3. I drive the Bangalow road every day from clunes to byron and i cannot believe the accidents that I come across. I also cannot believe the number of trucks and the size of them hurtling along it. These truck drivers do not seem to consider driving to the conditions of the roads otherwise they would all slow down and give themselves and other drivers a break. the other problem I face every day is young P platters driving at break neck speeds in the hotted up utes and cars. The things I see them do is jaw dropping!


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