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Tragedy as delivery driver, 44, is run over and killed by his own truck in a supermarket carpark after he forgot to put the vehicle in park

  • A South Australian truck driver died after he was run over by his own vehicle
  • The 44-year-old didn’t put the vehicle into park in front of a supermarket
  • His truck then began to roll and the devoted father tried to stop the vehicle
  • Police believe he attempted to jump into the cabin but was trapped underneath

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A South Australian truck driver has tragically died when he was run over by his own truck after he didn’t put the vehicle into park in front of a supermarket.

Police believe Jason Williams’ truck then began to roll when he was at the IGA supermarket on Kensington Road, Kensington Gardens on Friday around 9:30am.

The devoted 44-year-old father and grandfather tried to stop the vehicle by jumping into the cabin but was trapped underneath,7 News[2] reported.

South Australian truck driver Jason Williams (pictured) died after he was run over by his own vehicle

South Australian truck driver Jason Williams (pictured) died after he was run over by his own vehicle

The devoted 44-year-old father and grandfather tried to stop the vehicle by jumping into the cabin but was trapped underneath after he forgot to put his vehicle in park

The devoted 44-year-old father and grandfather tried to stop the vehicle by jumping into the cabin but was trapped underneath after he forgot to put his vehicle in park

Mr Williams was reportedly got stuck underneath the front of his truck which went on to hit a fence and car.

He was treated on the scene by paramedics before he was rushed to Royal Adelaide Hospital, but died on arrival.

His employer Dyers Distribution trucking company said ‘Our thoughts are with his wife and family in this time of deep sorrow’.

They added that the loss has deeply affected many of Mr Williams’ co-workers.

Police Major Crash and Safe WorkSA Investigators are working to establish the circumstances around the incident.

He was treated on the scene by paramedics before he was rushed to Royal Adelaide Hospital, but died on arrival

He was treated on the scene by paramedics before he was rushed to Royal Adelaide Hospital, but died on arrival

His employer Dyers Distribution trucking company said 'Our thoughts are with his wife and family in this time of deep sorrow'

His employer Dyers Distribution trucking company said ‘Our thoughts are with his wife and family in this time of deep sorrow’

References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ 7 News (au.news.yahoo.com)

Transport minister commits to ensuring safe road conditions

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Transport and Mining, Mike Henry, says the ministry is committed to ensuring that the conditions under which people traverse the nation’s roads are safe.
Speaking at the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) Road Safety Month launch at the Washington Boulevard Texaco Station on Wednesday, the minister said that it is important for the Government to create a suitable environment for safe passage for all road users. “I recognise the responsibility of Government and certainly that of the Ministry of Transport and Mining. We must determine inconsistencies between road conditions and safety standards within the traffic environment and attend to them,” he emphasised, adding that the well-being of Jamaicans and visitors is of paramount importance.

“As a Government, our aim is to make you travel as safe and enjoyably as possible, and while we keep a strict focus on the drivers, especially the wayward ones, we must equally ensure that the conditions in which they operate are safe,” he noted. The minister pointed out that Jamaica had signed on to the United Nations Decade of Action in 2011. “We committed ourselves to reduce road fatalities by 50 per cent by 2020 and to create thoroughfares that are user-friendly,” he explained.

“We are serious about this commitment and we need everyone to get on board.

If you are a corporate entity and you are not yet on board, I await your call with great expectancy,” Henry said.

He acknowledged the efforts of the JGRA in partnering with the ministry to bring the road safety message to all road users, stressing that it is important to have the full support of all Jamaicans.

BOCI to host first national conclave of road passenger transport operators

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In what could be the first attempt to bring all road passenger transport operators on one platform, the Bus Operators Confederation of India (BOCI) has organised a three-day event, Prawaas, in Mumbai from July 28. BOCI intends to encompass operators of tourist buses, stage carriage buses, school buses, employee buses, maxi-cabs and tourist taxis under its ambit, said Prasanna Patwardhan, president of the confederation. He was interacting with presspersons on the sidelines of a curtain-raiser for Prawaas here recently.

Unorganised sector The road passenger transport industry has been an unorganised sector though separate associations for respective categories of transport exist at district and State-levels, said Mr. Patwardhan.

As such, the industry lacked the ability to bargain with the government and other agencies and also the powers to offer comfortable services to passengers. The BOCI came into existence last year and has already made an impact. It was invited for discussions with the NITI Aayog.

Individual associations limited their bargaining to respective fields and a majority of demands with the authorities were ‘don’ts’ rather than ‘dos’. As such, the confederation seeks to move forward with a positive approach to issues concerning the entire industry, he noted. Several initiatives

Mr. Patwardhan said Prawaas intends to explore opportunities of growth in public-private partnerships in services and infrastructure development. It would also bring in newer technologies, innovation, products, and services to stakeholders.

Experts in public transport from different countries would enlighten the participants with global best practices in public transportation. Prawaas also aims to facilitate dialogue with State and Union government authorities for the harmonisation of a regulatory framework and to promote ease of doing business, he added. The event would have delegates from all States in the country and 10 other countries, representatives of over 3,000 bus and car operators, more than 80 expert speakers, and about 150 exhibitors.

The BOCI would also confer awards on private sector operators, public sector operators, government special purpose vehicles, and otherson the occasion.

Karnataka Bus Operators Federation office-bearers Sadanand Chatra, K.

Rajavarma Ballal and Jayaprakashw were present.