A cyclist was tragically killed by a truck as it turned left from Whitehall St into Somerville Rd. The truck driver kept going unaware he had hit anyone.
A truck slammed into the Napier St bridge and the container came off behind, colliding into a car. Miraculously no one was killed! Driver was injured, paramedics, police and fire brigade were at the scene. Road was closed as was the train line, causing huge disruptions during peak hour.
First truck to hit the Napier St Bridge after the new beams were installed.
Truck hits Napier St Bridge
Double semi parked in small parking space on Sommerville Road near the pedestrian crossing near Coronation Street. Tail of truck obstructing traffic from Severn Street. I saw the Driver of the truck leaving the Milkbar on Sommerville road and get back into his truck.
Someone is going to get killed
A container truck heading east on Buckley Street has slammed into the rail bridge outside Maribyrnong Town Hall. The forces has knocked the container off the truck across, the bike lane and onto the footpath. Again its a miracle no one was hurt. It's mind boggling that nothing ever ever gets done about this despite the frequency of trucks striking this bridge.
Container truck slams into the Napier St bridge
Truck hits Napier St bridge and gets stuck. Traffic backed up.
A container truck failed to notice that cars ahead were stopped at Buckley St/Albert St (Footscray) intersection due to traffic on the other side of the lights and rear ended a smaller truck who was then pushed into the back of my car, waiting at lights. Decent amount of damage to all three vehicles and everyone quite shaken, traffic was held up for over 30 minutes while tow trucks and police were did their jobs.
Collision between two cars and a truck early in the morning on Buckley Street
A double container truck hit the Napier St bridge. One container fell onto the adjacent footpath, once again a miracle nobody was killed. All trains stopped in morning peak and road closed for 90 minutes.
This truck was spotted turning left from Francis Street into Roberts Street at around 9.20am today. Francis Street is a strictly no truck zone. Truck drove entire length of Francis Street and turned left into Geelong Road. What are you guy going to do about these errant truck drivers who disobey traffic laws?
Truck hits the Napier St bridge causing huge traffic delays, closing down the train line during peak hour.
Time of incident: 9:27 Date: 8 March 2016 Truck travelling east along Francis St. Registration number ZQI 700 I have a series of photos showing the truck travelling through the intersection through a red light at approximately 60 kph. The truck made no effort to slow or stop.
Three trucks passing along Hyde St at intersection of Sommerville Rd. Two are travelling east towards dock. One is travelling west out of town. All three are runnning the red light. Visible number plate on only one of them: 1GC 876 Two other photos show number plate more clearly and show other two trucks clearly.
Picture taken 9.42 AM, Friday 26 February 2016 Truck travelling east along Francis St Yarraville failed to stop for red light Corner of Hyde St and Francis St, Yarraville, along a busy road across a busy bike path, adjacent to flammable liquids storage. Photo taken from footpath. Registration number 1EA9AX Patricks trucking company
I was standing with my 4 year old son and our bikes at the somerville/williamstown road intersection waiting on the curb for the pedestrian light to turn green. A truck traveling along williamstown road rushed to turn left onto Somerville rd as the light had just turned red. My son and his bike were standing about 50cms back from the curb and I had to grab him and pull him out of the way as the truck cut the corner by about a meter. The truck driver didn't stop, not sure if he even knew what had happened.
Truck hit footscray rail bridge... foots cray road / Napier street.... next to cop shop. No police presence and another trucky had to help him reverse etc. We were driving opposite direction (west) a minute or two after it happened and traffic immediately banked up over 1km. We called footscray police.... no answer. Then we called 000 to ask for traffic assistance etc. This happens EVER week and is absolutely pathetic. How long until someone dies? Apparently someone did a ling time ago....does a death have to occur before trucks at least a decent fine? $500 is a joke and I commend what you guys are doing here. Thanks!
Corner of Princes Highway and Millers Road. Truck turning from Francis Street into Millets Road turned on its side. Lost container and damaged lights and electricity pole.
A truck lost its load of glass, blocking 2 of the 3 West bound lanes of Geelong Rd at the intersection of Somerville Rd, Kingsville and causing peak hour chaos in the west.
Another truck strike at the Napier St rail bridge in Footscray. Thankfully the container didn't come off the truck and it was able to reverse back along Napier St. Officers from Eyewatch - Maribyrnong Police Service Area were on the scene quickly to direct traffic.
Yet another truck strikes the Napier Street bridge... Take a look at @VicRoads's Tweet: https://twitter.com/VicRoads/status/652364024600903680?s=01
Seems like this truck literally fell apart as it was driving west along Francis Street in Yarraville, just before the intersection with Stephen Street. I'm glad I wasn't driving behind it! Traffic was slowed a bit, but most cars and trucks were still able to get past in the left hand lane. I saw one tanker pass on the right of the broken down truck, which involved it driving on the wrong side of the road towards oncoming traffic. Not sure why, perhaps it wouldn't fit on the left.
Container has come off the back a truck near the corner of Francis Street and Stephens street Yarraville. No police or Vic Roads present; only a tow truck. The Skel has come apart and the container ended up on the road. Refer to photo and video. Who is at fault here? Will they ground all container movement until they find out the cause?
Another truck hits the Napier St bridge causing peak hour chaos with blocked roads and major delays for the Werribee and Williamstown train lines.
A truck hit the Napier St rail overpass. Westbound traffic is blocked and police set up a local detour.
Another truck too tall, reversing with his 3 containers into traffic with one hand while focusing on keeping his cigarette in hand.
A container truck crashes into the Napier St bridge
A truck carrying cars hit the Napier St bridge sending two cars crashing onto the road below. Imagine if this had happened at a busy time during the day.
I was waiting at the lights on Wembley Ave so that I could turn right onto Francis Street. I got the green light but waited a few second before I started to drive. I am so glad I did because 2 trucks from each direction on Francis Street ran the red light. If I had of driven off when I should have I would not be here today. I make it a habit of always waiting a few seconds before I drive off because 99% of the time trucks run red lights. You can see by the speed they are travelling at that they have no intention of slowing down.
My partner saw a truck drive into a power pole on Francis street. So scared. He had to drive around it as it was exploding electricity. That explains mini outage that occurred at home in Wefo!
My 15 year old son was riding his bike home from school and was run over by a truck on sunshine rd as he was coming around the corner approaching Geelong rd where the new bunnings is being built. The truck passed him and turned too sharply, his tray actually went over the curb. The back end of the truck hit my sons shoulder which pushed him away from the truck and then his leg and bike went under the wheel. The truck was stopped 2 ks down the road because a car saw that he was dragging something under his truck, it was my sons bike. My sons right leg received serious injuries, all the bones were broken and his leg was de-gloved. He is so lucky to be alive and to also still have his leg. Something needs to happen before a child or adult is actually killed.
Semi-trailer attempting a turn from Albert St, Seddon into Charles St. Heavens knows what it was doing in Albert St in the first place. To get to that spot would have meant negotiating a lot of tight turns on small back streets.
Container truck travelling west on Napier Street exceeds 4.0m height limit and strikes railway bridge. Williamstown and Werribee lines disrupted until bridge can be checked for faults by Metro. Must make 30+ bridge strikes in the last 4 years!
Another truck hits the Napier St bridge, the second time in 4 days and again during peak hour. All lanes were closed westbound at Hyde Street. The truck’s roof peeled off during the collision, which left it wedged under the bridge. This caused both traffic and train delays.
Truck crash at Moreland Street exit from Footscray Rd, causing damage to an electricity pole and the vehicle. The jack-knifed position of the truck and the ensuing emergency repairs to the power infrastructure, caused the road to be closed for an extended period.
Another truck hits the railway bridge on Napier St in morning peak hour causing major delays for the Williamstown and Werribee train lines.
A container truck was spotted driving along Charles St Seddon. It then turned left into Victoria St. There was roadworks happening on the left hand side with only enough room for cars so the truck proceeded to drive on the wrong side of the road for half the length of Victoria St!
A B Double spotted driving through Seddon shops.
A truck is seen regularly parking overnight in both Finlay St Yarraville and the tennis courts at Cruikshank park. One night it took out some power lines in Finlay Street.
A truck speeding down Francis Street ran into an electricity pole, bringing down the pole and surrounding power and utility lines. This caused chaos on surrounding streets for around 3 hours while they fixed it. Hundreds of B Doubles were seen driving down Somerville Rd.
Container truck spotted driving down Anderson Street through Yarraville village.
Another truck hits the railway bridge at the end of Footscray road. Container lying on the ground.
This afternoon I was involved in a car accident on Francis Street in Yarraville. A truck hit me from behind as I was turning and pushed me onto oncoming traffic where I almost got hit again by another truck. My car is a write off
At 8.45 this morning I was sitting on Williamstown Road (heading towards Footscray direction) at the lights to turn left into Francis Street. A huge truck was in the next lane to my right with its indicator on to also turn left. I saw what it was about to do so remained stationary and let it turn first. He didn’t leave enough room and swiped the front right corner of my car taking bumper, wing mirror etc off. The driver did stop but never once said sorry or accepted blame!! In fact all he said was “didn’t you see my indicator” in which I replied “yes which is why I stayed still, but that doesn’t give you the right to take my car (and potentially me and my 7 month old that was in the car) with you when you turned!”.
A truck ran off the road on Shepherds Bridge. The truck driver said he swerved to miss a car! Lucky there it wasn't peak hour as there would have been cyclists on the bike path
An oversized truck got jammed under the Victoria St rail bridge when it tried to drive under it.
Corner of Whitehall and Francis Street, a truck was cut off by a car making a right turn from a straight through lane and to avoid a collision with the car he swerved causing his truck to jack knife causing damage to his truck and trailer.
On 13 March 2014 I was nearly killed by a truck. I was at a pedestrian crossing waiting for the lights to change so I could cross Francis Street. Eventually the lights went orange and then red. Just as they were changing to red, a tanker truck barreled through the crossing. But that wasn’t the truck that nearly killed me. The one that nearly killed me was the truck that followed the first through the red light several seconds later. It’s lucky I was paying attention and it’s lucky that I didn’t have an impatient child with me. I was incredibly shaken, but was even more angry. It’s not okay that these huge vehicles are on residential streets. It’s not okay that they are driving so fast that they can’t stop safely. It’s not okay that they run red lights. And it will definitely not be okay if someone is killed. The trucks on our streets are an accident waiting to happen.
On Somerville Rd near Powell St, Yarraville, a container had its cargo of massive paper rolls burst through the container and slam into the back of the truck cabin. Lucky the cabin stopped the roll coming right out. There were 2 guys with pulleys and chains struggling to move it.
A container truck crashed into the railway bridge on Napier Street outside the Maribyrnong Town Hall. The container fell off onto the road. So lucky there wasn't a cyclist there at the time!
A truck was spotted turning from Hobbs St into Grieg St Seddon, side swiping parked cars and blocking the road for over an hour
A truck was driving recklessly on Francis Street, Yarraville. The truck driver was on the left side driving beside me honking while he/she was approaching a parked car – like playing chicken. He should know he’s not supposed to pass on the left – especially a truck. I would’ve had to slam on the breaks to let the long truck get past me. This was just after the intersection of Williamstown Road and Francis Street in Yarraville heading towards Millers Road. After the truck got behind me the driver started to tailgate me – very dangerously close. I couldn’t even stop in front of my house. When I was able to stop and the truck went past I got the registration number at the back. The driver then swerved into the left lane again – tree branches were going everywhere and swerving back again into the right lane. I think he was doing the same thing to another driver.
A trucks hits the Napier Street bridge
A truck took out power pole and transformer in Whitehall St in front of Fernwood gym. Part of Whitehall Street was closed until the power lines were made safe.
Truck seen speeding through a red light at the Kingsville School Primary crossing on Somerville Rd.
A truck really struggled to stop at the school crossing outside Kingsville Primary School at school pick up time. It only just managed to stop, right on the crossing.
A B double crashed on the corner of Moore St and Ballarat Rd. Ambulance was present. Seven lanes at the intersection were blocked and traffic was banked up to Kensington.
A truck knocked an electricity transformer off a lamp post on the corner of Hughes and Francis Streets, Yarraville and didn't stop. The transformer was knocked to the ground and was leaking fluid into the gutter. These transformers often carry extremely toxic chemical's, old ones have PCB's which are highly dangerous and a banned substance in many countries. There was a toxics clean up truck there for sometime
An oversized truck took down power lines and a power pole near the corner of Cecil Street and Williamstown Road at around 9pm. This caused the power to be out for hundreds of homes in Yarraville for 5 hours.
A B-Double’s brake’s compressed air pipe snapped which caused all of its wheels to lock up. Somehow the truck ended up perpendicular across Francis Street and there was only just enough room for the cars to go around it. It was down near the level crossing towards Geelong Rd where there are no street lights and it was still dark. A car driving along didn’t see it in time and ran right into it smashing the front of the car and the windscreen and writing off the car. The driver was bruised and shaken but luckily ok.
A truck rolled onto its side landing on the footpath at the corner of Moore Street and Ballarat Road. This occurred because the driver was trying to avoid a car that was making the same turn on the inside lane. When the truck rolled it collided with a power pole bringing down live wires over the truck and the road. After emergency services freed the uninjured but shaken driver, he commented that he did not like having to drive these size trucks on residential streets but this route is the one VicRoads advise they use. Other truck drivers at the scene said it was only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or killed.