Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mangos anyone?

Ow! Ow! Ow! ANOTHER B-Double bit the dust tonight at Gin Gin. We heard the wheels jump the gutter then the banging as it took out the railings, an electricity pole ripped off its bodyshell as it rolled and the first mangos of the season spilled everywhere.

The driver got out quickly and wandered around dazed once he determined there was no fuel leaking. Fortunately (or unfortunately?) the police were having their xmas party at the pub on that corner and attended immediately. (Un) Surprisingly the driver lost his job almost as quickly. 

I showed the truck to Kirk and explained that this is what happens when you drive too fast. He seemed to be quite shaken so I hope I have not frightened a little boy who is already very cautious by nature.

There are 2 or 3 truck rollovers annually there. A couple of years ago a driver and his son were burned to death but how many accidents and petitions will it take before the government fixes the corner instead of just promises to fix it?

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