READER'S VIEW: Road trains not wanted on our streets
I WRITE this letter with a heavy heart as on March 13 it was 31 years to the day my younger brother was killed by a double-decker fully loaded cattle truck.
He was innocently waiting at the stop sign at the Fitzroy St intersection of Dension St at the railway line waiting for a train to pass by.
But two double-decker fully loaded cattle trucks travelling north came along.
The first one travelled over the railway line and then unfortunately for my brother the second fully loaded double-decker cattle truck decided to follow.
The train hit the rear of the second fully loaded cattle truck and it landed on top of my brother's car. He unfortunately was killed. RIP my dearest brother.
For all of you out there who didn't know this, this is why you now have boom gates at this intersection.
Now I do feel for the family of Bryson Mayne as I know what a family goes through when they lose someone. I read that he was from Rolleston. It is ironic that the fully loaded cattle truck that killed my brother was a company that was from Rolleston.
Road trains should never be allowed to travel through the city of Rockhampton as the streets are not made for road trains. Even if this connection road that Ms Landry, Leo Neill-Ballantine, Bill Byrne and anyone else that thinks this is a good idea, it is not a good idea.
I have watched B-double semi trailers negotiate the street corners in Rockhampton and they need two lanes sometimes three lanes to turn.
How are road trains going to negotiate these same streets?
I would not like to see someone else lose their life by one of these road trains just to save money. People's lives are worth more than money.
Mrs Robyn Willis,