Remembering the fallen at fifth White Hill Truck Drivers Memorial | PHOTOS

REMEMBERING: Flowers placed on the memorial wall as part of the Saturday's ceremony. Photo: William Bailey.
REMEMBERING: Flowers placed on the memorial wall as part of the Saturday's ceremony. Photo: William Bailey.

Truck drivers and other road-users who have lost their lives were commemorated at the fifth-annual White Hill Truck Drivers Memorial ceremony on Saturday.

A convoy of around 60 trucks travelled the South Eastern Freeway before converging at the memorial walls on Adelaide Road to remember their lost comrades.   

Sharon Horne, the mother of the deceased children for whom the memorial walls were named, and members of her family attended the ceremony, as did Bette Phillips from the Victorian Truck Drivers Memorial Wall, Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick and Rural City of Murray Bridge mayor Brenton Lewis.

SA Truck Drivers Memorial president Keith Wood said he was pleased with the turn-out, particularly for the ceremony. 

MATES: Truck drivers who had lost their lives were remembered on Saturday.

MATES: Truck drivers who had lost their lives were remembered on Saturday.

“I was happy with how many people came out,” he said.

“The numbers were a little down at the racecourse for all of the family fun events we had, but I’d say we had around 300 people come throughout the day.”

Mr Wood praised the work of the traffic escorts, who guided the convoy all the way through to Murray Bridge.

“We were very happy with the State Emergency Service, especially,” he said. “We’ll definitely be looking to keep using them into the future.”

Extra catering and supplies would be required for next year – a sign that the day is becoming more well-known around the region, Mr Wood said.

“If we’re running out of things and we didn’t increase on supplies from last year it means more people are coming along, which is great,” Mr Wood said.

HONOUR: Flowers were laid in respect of fallen truck drivers and road-users.

HONOUR: Flowers were laid in respect of fallen truck drivers and road-users.