Defect notices issued to company following pedestrian death at Windsor

Vehicle defect notices have been issued to a waste management company after an elderly pedestrian was killed by a garbage truck at Windsor.

Police and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) inspectors conducted a heavy vehicle compliance audit at the waste management company’s Wilberforce site about 10.30am yesterday (Tuesday) following the death of the 74-year-old woman at Claremont Crescent on Monday evening.

“Officers inspected six heavy vehicles and issued seven defect notices for a range of vehicle maintenance issues, including missing reflectors, defective glazing light transmittance, and damaged number plates,” police said in a statement.

“Officers also conducted two engine control module downloads and identified one vehicle was not compliant; issuing the vehicle with a red label major grounded defect.

“Two infringement notices were issued to the company for permit use of heavy vehicle contravenes standard, and permit heavy vehicle contravenes speed limiter standard.”

Investigations into the crash are continuing.

The truck driver, a 53-year-old man, was taken to Hawkesbury District Hospital for mandatory testing following the incident.