Fatal Crash Prompts NSW Police Five Day Truck Blitz

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A fatal truck crash in NSW’s mid-north coast has prompted a 5 day long blitz targeting heavy vehicles by NSW Police.

The compliance operation resulted in more than 150 heavy vehicles being inspected, following a crash on the Pacific Highway at Nabiac in late July.

The incident involved 2 trucks, a garbage truck and a B-Double. The 38 year old driver of the garbage truck died at the scene. The other driver was injured.

During the compliance operation, officers issued 72 traffic infringement notices and defects for tyres, number plate, oil leaks, work diary offences and non-compliant electronic control modules (ECM).

One driver tested positive to methylamphetamine and one driver was detected driving 116km/h in a 100km/h zone.

Police also issued 7 Court Attendance Notices for fatigue breaches, recording false and misleading information in work diary and one for mid-range PCA (prescribed concentration of alcohol).

Read more about the operation at https://www.fullyloaded.com.au/industry-news/1908/nsw-police-responds-to-truck-fatality-with-five-day-blitz