Punjabi Truck driver killed in Australia road mishap

punjabi truck driver Parminder Singh Rinku Sangrur

A 33 years old Punjabi Truck Driver has been killed after the B-double freight truck he was driving veered off the road and ploughed through a paddock in Central West NSW.

Police said the man was travelling south along the Newell Highway when his fully-loaded B-double prime mover veered onto the wrong side of the highway.

Parminder Singh alias Rinku, a resident of Punia colony in Sangrur, lost control over the truck that he was driving and the vehicle rolled down into a gorge, said his family members.

Rinku was working as a truck driver in Brisbane. He was on his way to Melbourne to deliver a consignment when the truck skidded off the road and fell into a gorge, when the mishap took place due to rain on December 1.

“He was rushed to a hospital but he was declared as brought dead,” said Rinku’s father Hardev Singh Rathi, 62.

His body is lying at a hospital in Sydney. I was informed by his friends, who are making efforts to bring the body back, that the doctors are yet to perform the autopsy. This is causing unnecessary delay. I urge minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj to help us so that we get his body soon,” Rathi added.

Rinku had gone Australia in 2008 and obtained a permanent resident card in 2013. He was working as driver and had visited India in March 2017.

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