Landscape supply company inspected following crash – Traffic Taskforce
Thursday, 19 April 2018 09:10:18 AM
Officers from NSW Police Traffic & Highway Patrol’s Traffic Task Force have conducted an audit of a landscaping supply company involved in a serious crash in Glenhaven earlier this week.
About 2.30pm on Monday (16 April 2018), emergency services were called to a roundabout at Glenhaven and Bannerman Road, Glenhaven, after two trucks crashed.
The driver of one of the trucks was taken to Westmead Hospital with serious injuries after his truck crashed through a fence following the collision, and remains in hospital. The driver of the second truck was not injured.
We make no apologies for targeting companies and issuing defects in order to make the roads safe for others
As a result of the crash, Traffic Taskforce officers yesterday (Wednesday 17 April 2018) conducted a compliance inspection at a landscape supply company on Windsor Road, Rouse Hill.
During the operation police inspected 25 vehicles, issuing ten minor defects, two weight mass breaches, and two major defects for hydraulic leaks, engine oil leaks and an insecure steering box.
Officers conducted 35 breath tests and ten drug tests, with one driver returning a positive reading for drugs. A sample will be sent to a laboratory for further analysis.
Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, Commander of Traffic & Highway Patrol Command, said police will continue these types of operations to ensure all heavy vehicles are safe on our roads.
“The Traffic Taskforce has been set up to respond to major crashes and conduct compliance inspections on any company involved.
“Our aim is to take unsafe vehicles off the road, in order to save lives.
“We make no apologies for targeting companies and issuing defects in order to make the roads safe for others,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.