Cattle Truck Rollover
POLICE from Foster, Leongatha and the Traffic Management Unit at Wonthaggi attended the scene of a truck rollover on the Tarwin-Buffalo Road last Wednesday.
It was about 8.30am when the accident occurred. A B-double double-decker cattle truck was heading in a north-westerly direction and rounded a right-hand bend. It appeared that a truck travelling in the opposite direction was partly on the wrong side of the road, causing the cattle truck driver to lose control of his vehicle and veer left into the gravel verge. His vehicle rolled onto its left-hand side, through a fence and into a farmer’s property.
The driver of the truck was fortunate to suffer only very minor scratches in the accident.
Fish Creek CFA road rescue unit and the Meeniyan/Stony Creek CFA attended the accident scene, along with shire animal welfare officers. With the assistance of these people as well as several locals and vets, the cattle were extracted from the truck. A total of 21 head of cattle died or had to be destroyed as a result of the accident. The road was closed until 3pm.
Police would like to thank all those people who assisted with the removal of the cattle and all other emergency services. Wonthaggi TMU will be investigating the accident.
PUMP STOLEN FROM BUFFALO HALL
A FIRE fighting pump was stolen from the Buffalo Hall some time during Tuesday night last week (February 15). The thieves stole the pump that would be used to protect the hall if a fire were to break out. Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen any suspicious people or vehicles in the area to contact their local police station.