bees attack after honey truck crash

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    Bees attack after honey truck crash
    November 24, 2004

    EMERGENCY crews suffered multiple bee stings when they were attacked by a swarm of bees at the scene of a fatal honey truck accident on the Golden Highway near Dubbo.

    A 66-year-old Dubbo man died when his truck, laden with beehives and wax, crashed into the back of a semi-trailer near Dubbo at 7pm (AEDT) yesterday, a NSW police spokesman said.

    The driver of the semi trailer loader, a 39-year-old Singleton man, escaped injury.

    But police and emergency service workers suffered multiple bee stings from a large swarm of bees which escaped from the damaged hives.

    Local beekeepers were brought in to remove the beehives and bees which blocked the highway for more than three hours.

    The roadway remained extremely slippery from spilt honey and wax.

    Police inquiries were continuing.

    Meanwhile, a woman has been charged after an elderly pedestrian was knocked down and killed in central west NSW, police said today.

    A 74-year-old woman was hit by a Ford Fairmont sedan as she crossed Lambert Street, Bathurst, at 2.30pm (AEDT) yesterday, a NSW police spokesman said.

    An off-duty police officer tried to resuscitate the Bathurst woman but she died in hospital a short time later.

    The driver, a 38-year-old woman also from Bathurst, was arrested at the scene and taken to Bathurst Police Station where she was questioned by police.

    She was charged with driving on a cancelled licence and registering a mid-range blood-alcohol reading.

    She was granted bail and is due to appear in Bathurst Local Court on December 13.,4057,11483240%255E1702,00.html


    The poor emergency workers sure get som good jobs.

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