Truck takes out traffic light

Thousands of dollars in damage was caused late last week when a truck carting
hay attempting to manoeuvre through High Street, taking out a set of traffic lights.

Drivers were slowed on their way to work Friday morning, with police directing traffic in High Street after a truck carting hay rendered traffic lights inoperative, causing thousands of dollars damage.

Called to the scene at approximately 8.45 am, Maryborough Police acting Sergeant Richard Jane said a heavy vehicle was attempting to turn at the traffic lights on the corner of High and Tuaggra streets when the incident occurred.

“The vehicle was travelling south-west along High Street and was turning south-east into Tuaggra Street. The trailer on the truck has cut the corner and connected with the traffic light outside of KFC, causing it to be knocked over and pulled out of the ground,” he said.

“There were no injuries as a result of the collision, just property damage.”

Act Sgt Jane said the truck was the only vehicle involved in the incident and said the driver of the vehicle received two charges in relation to his driving behaviour.

With a designated truck route through Maryborough via Gladstone Street, Act Sgt Jane said although High Street is not a designated route for heavy vehicles, trucks do need to access that area of town to drop off their goods “sometimes”.

Act Sgt Jane said this is not the first incident with heavy vehicles causing damage in High Street.

For more on this story see Page 3 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, April 16

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