Letter: The tanker driver wasn't to blame

00:00, Aug 07 2012

Last Friday's headline, The good deed that crippled Wellington, was a good example of the paper not letting the facts get in the way of a good story.

It wasn't "an act of kindness" that brought traffic in and out of the capital to a halt, but an act of inattention on behalf of the driver of the vegetable truck.

The tanker driver's action might well have resulted in a life being saved; he did the right thing. The diesel spill could equally have resulted had the tanker been parked in exactly the same spot because of a puncture or mechanical failure.

I wonder how the tanker driver feels having gone out of his way to attend to an injured person, and been inaccurately and very publicly made the scapegoat.

RAY WILLOWS

Tawa

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