Crash cause probed
POLICE and heavy vehicle inspectors will examine the mechanics of the semi-trailer that smashed its way through a line of traffic yesterday.
Police said the semi will be inspected to determine if a mechanical fault was to blame for the destructive accident that left at least seven cars damaged.
Inspector Greg Carey said early investigations suggest the driver was unable to slow down at the bridge for some reason.
"Enquiries indicate he was in a position where he could not slow sufficiently," he said.
"It has also been indicated he was doing 20 kilometres less than the speed limit."
Inspector Carey said it was unlikely the driver would be charged. Police expect they will have a better idea of what caused the accident next week, once all witness interviews are compiled and semi is inspected.