Editorial - Thursday, November 21: Blame: It’s not a fair go

WHAT is it with people blaming truck drivers in the immediate aftermath of a horrendous crash involving a truck and a car?

Not only is it completely ill-informed and presumptuous, it's downright offensive.

The fact of the matter is, police are still investigating these crashes and we have no idea who is at fault.

All of those affected, including the driver of that truck, already have to deal with the inevitable trauma of being involved a serious crash.

And if the accident is in no way his or her fault, he or she still has to live with seeing something truly horrifying and, more often than not, probably has to quite quickly take to the road again to earn a living.

Yet, without knowing anything about it, people sitting behind their computer screens hop on our Facebook page and give truck drivers in general a roasting.

There is only one area I will target with my criticism in the aftermath of these dreadful accidents and that's the Pacific Hwy.

Human error notwith-standing, the likelihood of fatalities would be reduced if this road were a complete dual carriageway.

No one deserves to pay with their life and I urge those looking to play the driver blame game in the immediate aftermath of a serious crash to hold their tongues, have some sympathy and let the police do their jobs.

Jenna Cairney
Editor



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