Transporter loses load on Hewletts Road

The car on its roof on Hewletts Road.

A transporter truck has lost part of its load at the intersection of Hewletts Road and Totara Street.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says a car transporter was turning around the corner when the cars on the back came off.

"They are wrecked cars and one of the cars was upside down in the middle of the intersection.

"One is a Holden Commodore."

A police spokesperson says they were called at 9.48am to reports of a car falling off a transporter truck onto the road.

"Fortunately, nobody was injured. The road was partially blocked but was cleared quickly."

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Posted on 16-03-2018 08:08 | By dumbkof2

Cave man. what wof were you looking at

hang on a minute

Posted on 15-03-2018 15:35 | By old trucker

Just my thoughts on this, HOW DOES Road Ranger know that this has NO certified anchor points,he says this one does not, just wondering how he knows all this, and how does he know a BIG fine is coming, gosh i WISH I HAD A GLASS BALL,and could see all of this, my thoughts only, Thank you, 10-4 out. phew.

Rent a dent

Posted on 15-03-2018 14:43 | By maildrop

Always secure your load. Imagine it coming off near a school. Could have been nasty. But heyho, nobody squashed so not to worry, on to your next job.

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Posted on 15-03-2018 14:17 | By The Caveman

A cheepie car transporter to me.!! And if the car "fell off" then it was NOT a secure load ! Luck it did not land on another car/van ......................... And a quick check of the - - - - Warrant of fitness expiry date: shows - 12/12/2019 - really ??? 21 months away ??


Posted on 15-03-2018 13:50 | By dumbkof2

if it wasn’t wrecked before it is now

Quick as a flash

Posted on 15-03-2018 13:27 | By clingon

You can’t leave your car safely anywhere these days; that Commodore has been stripped of its tail lights and wheels already...

Travesty... Traffic issues compounded...

Posted on 15-03-2018 13:12 | By Bill Gibson-Patmore

News break... Seven Cars involved in accident with large truck on Hewletts Road! See story...


Posted on 15-03-2018 10:48 | By thebrad

Are those cars even strapped down

One less Commode...

Posted on 15-03-2018 10:46 | By MarkS bog loss!

Unsecured Load

Posted on 15-03-2018 10:22 | By Road Ranger

Any professional truck driver would have tied this load down. Normal car transporters have the certified anchor points for transporting vehicles - this one has not - so all the cars should be tied down. I can see a BIG fine coming for this.

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