Road Wrap: Truck fires a dodgy GPS and more
A LOOK at all that has happened on the road this week, courtesy of the boys and girls in blue.
THURSDAY morning a driver found himself up an embankment on Foreshore road and general homes drive, Mascot.
The heavy vehicle, loaded with a shipping container collected a number of trees on the way.
No injuries were reported according to the NSW Police, however crews attended to assist with a fuel leak caused by the incident.
TWO drivers had fallen victim to navigational systems this week, which took them up roads limited to vehicles of 7.5m in length
The first was stopped on Old Bathurst Road at around 6am Thursday morning, measuring in at 8.26 metres in length.
"The GPS took me there," the driver told officers.
The vehicle was headed to Marsden Park, carrying spas.
A second truck was called half an hour later, measuring in at 9.45 metres.
"It's 7.2 metres," the driver told officers.
The vehicle was loaded with plasterboard, headed to Yellow Rock from Penrith.
Both drivers received 'disobey 7.5m length infringements' with a fine of $183.
A P Plate driver was caught pushing the limits early Sunday morning.
Police detected a Hyundai iLoad travelling at 177km/h on the Hume Highway at Berremangra north of Gundagai towards Yass.
Police stopped the vehicle and a 19 year- old male from Minto Heights produced a NSW P1 drivers licence reducing his maximum speed to 90km/h.
The drivers licence was immediately suspended for a period 6 months.
He was issued a fine of $2384 for exceeding his speed limit by more than 45km/h and the vehicles registration plates were confiscated for a period of 3 months.
A BLAZE began on the M4 on ramp at Prospect at about 11:00am on Tuesday.
Shortly after Police, Fire & Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance Paramedics responded to the incident.
On arrival NSWFR found the cabin of the truck well alight and the grass area adjacent to the roadway on fire.
Paramedics treated a 48 year old male from Kurnell for burns to his arms and upper body.
Witnesses state the driver of the truck attempted to uncouple the prime mover from the trailer however sustained burns in the process.
The driver was conveyed to Westmead Hospital for further treatment while the prime mover and trailer were towed from the scene.
The on ramp to the M4 Motorway from Prospect Highway was closed for approximately one hour and diversions were in place while the cleanup process took place.
CLOSE to midnight Monday a MAN prime mover caught alight on the Hume Highway, Kyeamba.
The heavy vehicle had suffered from engine failure and was releasing oil.
It subsequently caught alight, engulfing the cabin and closing the road for a short time.
No injuries were reported.
A TRUE LOAD FAIL
MID MORNING Monday a heavy vehicle and trailer combination lost part of its load on the Horsley Drive, Smithfield.
Police report the vehicle was incorrectly loaded with a heavy metal and plastic containers loaded on top of a cardboard box which collapsed.
The load of plastic bottles covered and blocked both lanes of the Horsley Drive.
Fairfield HWP attended and managed the incident with the 41 year old driver being investigated for matters relating to insufficient load restraint mechanisms and loading failures.