Accident due to Blind Spots
What actually happened ?
February 2008, a contractor water truck, knocked over a three-year-old child as it departed
after having supplied water to villagers (a routine community service done by PDO,
The incident investigation revealed the following:
• The child was in front of the vehicle and was not seen by both the truck driver and his
mate due to front blind zone.
• Both the driver and his mate did not appreciate the risks posed by the front blind zone
• There is no procedures to manage front blind spots for vehicles.
• Driver’s mate should walk around the vehicle prior to its departure.