Truck Co. Raided After Dee Why Fatal

Grandma Dead After Horror Crash

13 February 2018

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Officers from the Traffic Task Force are conducting a compliance operation at a waste management company, involved in a fatal crash in Dee Why last week.


Just before noon on Thursday 8 February 2018, a 58-year-old woman was struck by a garbage truck on Moorilla Road, on the northern beaches, while pushing her baby grandson in a pram.

The woman died at the scene; the child was not injured.

Following investigations, officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit charged the 27-year-old driver of the garbage truck with dangerous driving occasioning death, and negligent driving occasioning death. He is due to face Manly Local Court on Wednesday 7 March 2018.

About 5.30am this morning, the Traffic Taskforce began a compliance inspection at the waste management company’s sites at Middleton Road, Cromer and Spencer Street, Five Dock.

The operation is ongoing.

Commander of the Traffic & Highway Patrol, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, said today’s operation directly relates to the fatal crash in Dee Why last week.

“Last week’s crash in Dee Why – which resulted in the death of a grandmother – is nothing short of a tragedy. Thankfully, the young child the woman was pushing in a pram was not injured.

“While the matter is now before the court, I can say that today’s operation is in direct response to the crash.

“Today, we will be going over trucks owned by the company with a fine-tooth comb.

“The operation today should serve as a warning to all other companies, that we will inspect your entire fleet if one of your trucks is involved in a serious incident.

“Don’t wait until you or one of your drivers gets involved in a serious crash, get your fleet and processes in place now, so that it doesn’t happen at all,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.

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