Steggles raided following fatal incident

The death of a grandmother on Friday has prompted a raid in NSW


Food distribution company Steggles has been raided by New South Wales traffic officers and members of the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) after its alleged involvement in a fatal collision in Brookvale.

The incident, which saw a 60-year-old woman hit by two vehicles, occurred on Friday morning and prompted the authorities to conduct an inspection at Steggles’ Girraween business yesterday.

According to those involved in the raid, 23 heavy vehicles and 12 trailers were inspected with a number of faults found.

A NSW police statement says "officers issued three major defects for non-compliant engine control modules, allowing speeds over the 100kph limit, and ten minor defects for defective lights, tyres and brakes."

"Seven infringement notices were issued for unregistered heavy vehicle, not complying with standards, work diary offences, no registration and expired labels," the statement says.

Officers undertaking the investigation into the death were also on hand to seize a number of documents.

 "This incident was a terrible tragedy and our thoughts are with the family at this time," general manager of compliance operations at RMS Paul Endycott says.

"It is our responsibility to ensure we investigate companies involved in fatal incidents to ensure there are no ongoing safety or compliance issues.

"As [the] joint operation showed, minor defects were identified and the company is working with us to ensure these are addressed.

"We will continue to investigate all heavy vehicles through planned joint operations and random roadside campaigns for the safety of all road users."

Police say they are still looking for witnesses to the crash on Friday morning.



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