Teen climbs on again of freight truck in Lyttelton Tunnel – NZ Herald

The Lyttelton Tunnel. Photograph / Geoff Sloan

A young person has been fined $150 and severely reprimanded for risking his life using on the again of a freight truck by Lyttelton tunnel.

The hi-jinks began late final Thursday evening when the 18-year-old bought out of a automotive and climbed onto the again of a 40ft container being taken to the port.

The truck had stopped on the Christchurch aspect of the tunnel whereas ready for a lane to open resulting from upkeep.

The truck driver was unaware he had a passenger.

The motive force of a pilot automobile seen {the teenager} leap off the container and run away when the truck bought to the wharf gates.

Police later traced {the teenager}. He was been issued a $150 infringement offence discover for using in an unsafe place.

Phil Peters, a piece colleague of the truck driver, advised The Star it as a really harmful act.

“The automotive following behind wouldn’t have had a lot time to react or cease and would have run him over. If he bought caught within the truck’s wheels, it could have been instantaneous loss of life,” Peters stated.

“The person was simply taking a harmful joyride. He would have seen the trailer and thought it could be cool to sit down on the again of it.

“It’s irritating for us drivers, as if he had been injured or killed, the finger would level on the harmless truck driver.”

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