Truck Driver Accused of Fatal Murray Bridge Crash

A truck driver who was accused of causing a fatal crash at Murray Bridge claims there is not enough evidence to support the theory that at the time he was distracted by his new girlfriend.

The 55 year old truck driver is on trial in the Adelaide District Court, pleading not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.He was behind the wheel of a semi-trailer at the time, when it veered into oncoming traffic. The truck collided with a car head-on, killing the 61 year old driver.

The driver claims he had a coughing fit and blacked out but the prosecution believes this claim to be fabricated. The driver had his new girlfriend in the truck with him at the time, leading the prosecution to claim he was distracted.

There has been no medical proof that the blackouts were not genuine.