A truck accident that sent 25 tonnes of logs across South Western Highway yesterday has prompted calls to cut the number of heavy vehicles using the winding road.
A log trailer being towed by the truck overturned at a bend 7km north of Donnybrook near where 31-year-old Gyan Jeffery was found dead after a suspected hit-and-run incident on October 1.
Driver Stephen Ellice said he was terrified when he realised his dog trailer had tipped and logs were thundering across the highway.
“I was coming around the corner and all I heard was a bang and I knew there was trouble,” he said.
Mr Ellice said he was terrified the logs would hit oncoming traffic.
“I just hoped like anything I hadn’t hurt anybody,” he said.
The truck was taking logs from blue gum plantations near Boyup Brook to Bunbury Port.Donnybrook Sgt Shaun Peters said it appeared an unexplained brake seizure caused the crash.
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