Innisfail, QLD: Truck driver not guilty in fatal crossing collision

11 Mar

The driver of a truck that was struck by a passenger train with fatal consequences in 2008 has been found not guilty of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death after a three-day trail in the Innisfail District Court. Giving evidence the 69-year-old experienced truck driver repeatedly told the court the warning lights at the crossing weren’t flashing when he approached it; while prosecution witnesses gave evidence saying they were functioning. The level crossing has since been replaced with an overpass.

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