Man Struck by Lorry; Hurled into Hotel Bar

The Wollongong Hotel, at the corner of Kembla and Crown Streets Wollongong shortly before it was demolished in 1980.

The Wollongong Hotel, at the corner of Kembla and Crown Streets Wollongong shortly before it was demolished in 1980.

A MAN was struck by a runaway semi-trailer lorry on Friday and knocked through the doorway into the public bar of the Wollongong Hotel.

The man, George Scott, 58, of 91 Corrimal street, Wollongong, had just had a drink in the bar and walked out of the doorway to enter a taxi that was waiting to take him home.  

Scott, who was treated at the Hospital for a knee injury, was sent sprawling across the bar floor.

The truck, which was loaded with about a dozen empty beer barrels mounted the footpath and crashed with considerable force into the wall of the hotel.The steel side of the corner of the trailer dug several inches force into the wall of the hotel near the doorway.

The beer barrels rolled off the trailer onto the roadway and footpath. One followed Scott into the bar. Others broke tiles on the walls of the building.

  • South Coast Times Monday 6 December 1954


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