The truck lost control and tipped over about 1am. Picture: Tim Hunter.
The truck lost control and tipped over about 1am. Picture: Tim Hunter.

M5 investigation finds minor issues

AN INVESTIGATION by police and Roads and Maritime Services after a truck rollover on the M5 Motorway last week has only revealed minor defects. 

Officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command's Traffic Task Force and the RMS yesterday inspected trucks and trailers belonging to a Maraylya waste removal company after a truck lost control and tipped over. 

Police are still investigating the crash and the 39-year-old male driver has undergone mandatory testing. 

A substance found inside the truck is being investigated for drugs as officers explore drug use, fatigue and speed as potential factors in the crash.

It is understood the truck lost control travelling around the loop of the tunnel to an off-ramp before destroying stone panels on the wall as it fell on its side.

The investigation found 20 minor defects and one major defect in relation to brake issues, oil leaks, transmission leaks, steering leaks, damaged windscreens, seatbelts and tyre issues. 

An infringement notice was also issued for a work diary breach.

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