A guardrail near the former Central Hotel building in Deniliquin was damaged after a road train ploughed into it on Tuesday.SHAUN CONNOR February 28, 2014 4:05am
The truck driver inspects the damage to the road train (background) after hitting the guardrail (foreground).
A road train ploughed into a guardrail near the former Central Hotel building on Tuesday afternoon, causing damage to its wheels and fuel tank and flattening part of the railing to the ground.
The south-bound truck, which was transporting grain to the Deniliquin Rice Mill, was exiting the National Bridge via the sweeping right-hand bend into Charlotte St when the driver lost control on the wet road.
‘‘We were very lucky the driver didn’t panic,’’ Works manager with Deni Works Jim Grant said.
‘‘He kept his head and kept his line. It could have been a lot worse.
‘‘He was carrying 80 tonne of grain which would have been a big mess.’’
Mr Grant said he believes a vehicle that had stopped to turn right from Charlotte St into Napier St had taken up too much road space, forcing the truck to go wide around the bend.
‘‘It’s a very tight corner for road trains and B-double trucks and a little bit of rain doesn’t help either,’’ Mr Grant said.
The crash damaged the truck’s wheels and rims and dented the fuel tank.
The damage to the guardrail is ‘‘substantial’’ and could cost up to $5000 to repair.
‘‘We have to take out each of the steel posts, which are connected to cement blocks,’’ Mr Grant said.
‘‘I’d estimate it to be about $4000 to $5000 worth of damage.’’
Mr Grant said there were permanent road signs warning drivers to slow down when entering the bridge from the north.
There have been several cases of trucks losing control on what has proved a troublesome turn.
An unexpected donation from Nagambie has given fellow Kyabram District Football League club Longwood a boost.
In a day made for football at the sun-bathed Lavington Sports Club Oval the 2015 Yarrawonga Under 16 Pigeons showed their class with a comprehensive victory in the AWJFL Grand Final against Wodonga.
Gwen Ranson was presented with Life Membership of the Rodney Branch of the Country Women’s Association of Victoria by state president Machelle Crichton at the recent Goulburn Valley West Group conference in Stanhope.
TWO Echuca firefighters will race up 28 floors — dressed in full uniform — on Saturday to raise money for cancer research and treatment.
THE humble vanilla slice is widely recognised as an Australian icon.
Young Bombers pull off last quarter comeback to win under-16 premiership.
A leading union official certainly thinks so.
Berrigan public decides drainage works location
OUTSIDE the Locker Room is an event aimed at helping local sportsmen, aged 16-25, to understand and respond to problems and personal struggles outside the sporting arena.
Cobram Barooga leaders and tourism operators have welcomed the launch of a new tourism strategy focusing on events, which aims to attract more people to the Murray River.
Cancer claims one of its fiercest combatants.
Water allocations were increased in the Goulburn-Murray Water region today.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.