Toppled water truck draws audience

Earthmoving equipment fell off of the back of a truck at the Hester and Marmion Avenue roundabout
Earthmoving equipment fell off of the back of a truck at the Hester and Marmion Avenue roundabout

Traffic police Acting Sen Sgt Ian Knight said a water-carting truck disrupted traffic for several hours after it fell off another truck, and warned that drivers should not block roads when congestion was already an issue at crash sites.

‘(The truck) caused a fair bit of traffic congestion,’ Sgt Knight said.

‘There were quite a lot of people setting up deck chairs (and) people were being inconsiderate, parking on the roundabout.’

The incident occurred about 9.30am, and Sgt Knight said the load shifted as the truck turned left from Marmion Avenue southbound into Hester Avenue, and three hold-down chains broke.

‘The water carting truck still had a considerable amount of water in it,’ he said.

The water cart was removed and road cleared by about 5pm.