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Driver charged after 'loadfail' goes viral

It took police an hour to unpack and reload the trailer.
It took police an hour to unpack and reload the trailer.

A DRIVER will face court after video has emerged of a 21-tonne load of timber hanging off the side of the trailer in western Sydney on Monday.  

More than a dozen boxes of timber could be seen hanging dangerously over the edge of the truck's tray - held on by a just couple of straps.  

Several drivers recorded the truck as it travelled at low speed along the Great Western Highway through Mt Druitt during the morning peak on Monday.  

HOLDING ON: The load of timber was overhanging onto the road as the truck traveled to its destination.
HOLDING ON: The load of timber was overhanging onto the road as the truck traveled to its destination.

  Footage recorded by George Farah showed the shocking sight drivers met while on their way to work that morning.  

"It was about 7am," Mr Farah said. "I just thought to myself: 'this guy's not going to pull over'.

Lucky he was in the left lane ... I was gobsmacked."  

The 73-year-old man was stopped in Kurrajong Ave by highway patrol officers who spent an hour trying to reposition the load to make it safe.

  "The man has been issued a field court attendance notice for severe breach (load restraint) and severe breach (dimension) to appear at Mt Druitt Court on the April 6," a NSW Police spokeswoman said.

  The man could face a court-imposed fine of up $10,650 per offence if he is found guilty.

Topics:  dashcam load fail


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