16.3 C
Byron Shire
April 11, 2021

Fatal truck rollover at Binna Burra

Latest News

A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

Other News

West Bank apartheid

Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay The ABC’s Religion and Ethics Report this week featured an interview with former Israeli cabinet...

Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Lismore Youth Festival going to be epic

Bigger and better than ever, Lismore Youth Festival will take place across multiple venues in Lismore from 14-16 April.

The ABC’s onto ‘em

Jason van Tol, Myocum That the ABC has just uncovered a Neo-Nazi terrorist group, rather than any of our well...

Winter cross-country up and running in Ballina

The Ballina Athletics Club has started its winter series of weekly cross country runs at Shelley Beach and is expecting up to 300 regulars in its 41st year.

Byron Council explores community land trust option for affordable housing

Could the creation of a Community Land Trust in the Byron Shire provide desperately needed, genuinely affordable housing for locals on low incomes?


Police have confirmed that the road is now open in both directions following the fatal accident of a truck rolling over near late last night near Binna Burra.

Original report:

Police are on the scene of a fatal truck rollover near Binna Burra.

About 11.35pm (Wednesday 5 June 2019), emergency services were called to the Lismore-Bangalow Road at Binna Burra after an eastbound a semi-trailer, carrying timber, left the road and rolled.

The male driver died at the scene.

The road is currently closed in both directions and is expected to be closed for several hours while the salvage operation takes place.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


  1. This is another tragedy to add to the scores of serious accidents that happen on this stretch of road. When will this area of road be altered to increase safety conditions. The other factor that needs to be addressed is, why are large trucks allowed on that road while it is so dangerous. In particular the stretch where the railway bridge was dismantled and the ‘S’ bend opened up making it far more dangerous as the preexisting structure was an alert to slow down, now that its opened up the traffic enters that area much faster than before.

  2. This is really not a Road for large trucks… plenty of tail-gating and over double white lines infringements constantly and apart from speed too many drivers doing 20 to 30 k’s under the required speed limit per road signs.

    • There is no minimum required speed limit in NSW, but drivers are required to drive to the conditions – which in many places on our rural roads can be 20 30 kph under the limit. Those who drive below the speed limit do not pose risks to other road users and those who do not drive to the conditions, slowing on corners and crests do. I would note that the maximum speed limits in rural Australia are markedly higher than those on comparable roads on best practice countries.

  3. Another Tractors forced participation with a coupled Trailer that is IMMINENT to Rollover; as the Trailer is the dominant controlling energy force that will force the Tractor to follow to its Destruction; and cause Harm and the Death to its occupants of Men, Women & Children by the many Hundreds, each year when Thousands of these accidents occur annually, that are not always the “Drivers” fault, in the U.S. alone! Interested in a common-sense resolve to save lives when these Commercial Tractor Trailer Rollovers are IMMINENT? Visit my research submission to the U.S. Transportation Research Board at http://WWW.DEFORMABLEKINGPIN.COM that will expose WHY these accidents continue to be recorded for over 40 years as backs turn for PAY-LOAD influence and reject common-sense

  4. There is speed limits when it comes to bends and small roads everywhere u drive.
    Trucks drivers also have speed limits to comply by when it comes to heavy vehicles otherwise theses accidents wouldn’t happen so often on our roads.
    Obviously he wasn’t driving to the conditions to stop his accident from happening so it’s not the roads maybe in some areas that’s why they have speed limits enforced on bends on the signs.
    If drivers would comply and slow down this could of been avoided…….

  5. The deformable kingpin could help but the reference to your submission shows peer reviewers did not look positively on your paper at all. Perhaps you would be better of rewriting and reviewing your research before submitting it to others stating it will “save lives” – a point that is totally unproven. Grandstanding here when someone has died is not cool.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Maybe Canberra needs a bit of distraction biff

Mick breathed in but his Cronulla Sharks football jersey struggled to contain his well-insulated six-pack and he held up his hand as he approached Bazza in the front bar of the Top Pub.

Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Poor Pauline

Bob Vinnicombe, Sefton A lot of hypocrisy from Labor and The Greens about respect for women. Look at the treatment they dished out to Pauline...

New film celebrates getting back outside

'Free From Lockdown: Back Out in Nature' is a new short film in which a group of disabled and non-disabled performers from the Northern Rivers celebrate being in nature after COVID lockdown.