Inquest Told Lorry Driver Gurdip Johal Who Crashed Off Bridge Onto A12 Near Witham Unaware...

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    An HGV test driver whose lorry crashed off a sliproad and onto the A12 at Witham earlier this year did not know what load he was pulling, an inquest has heard.

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  3. dan5

    dan5ModeratorStaff Member

    Surely this requires a change in the law... or used as a case study for safety training and better practice.

    The trailer was locked and the driver - who lost his life in the tragic incident - had no idea what the cargo load was in the back!

    If he had known what was in the back may not have changed the outcome - but with all the red tape that goes on these days, how is it possible that neither the driver or the test firm knew what the cargo was? (Especially for unusual loads, such as this one, with possibly uneven weight distribution/high centre of gravity)

    Surely the haulage firm shouldn't have released the truck with a trailer containing a cargo load (i.e. should have been empty) - especially without communicating details of any unusual load.

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