Truck driver to stand trial for Burnley tunnel crash


Truck driver will face trial on three charges over Melbourne's Burnley Tunnel accident that killed three people

A truck driver involved in Melbourne’s Burnley Tunnel crash in 2007 will stand trial charged with three counts of culpable driving.

David Kalwig pleaded not guilty to the three charges but Magistrate Peter Reardon ruled there was sufficient evidence to send the matter before the Supreme Court on September 13.

During the commital hearing before the Melbourne Magistrates Court, lawyers for Kalwig argued he was not to blame for the accident.

Prosecutors, however, alleged Kalwig failed to slow down as he approached the broken-down truck and his trailer was not roadworthy.

The tunnel crash occurred on March 23 last year when a broken down truck caused a vehicle pile-up, killing three people.






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