His truck. The one place he felt safe.

“I have spoken to many truck drivers who were involved in road incidents. Can I give you an example of one, where the driver was driving a cattle truck and a car driver deliberately drove into his truck

“He couldn’t do anything to avoid the collision. The truck tipped. The driver of the car died at the scene.

“He saw the car coming at him and thought ‘what am I going to do here? I can’t do anything’.

“It was extremely traumatic.

“He was referred to our service, so we contacted him shortly after the crash and I said ‘we’re ringing to see how you are going’. He, not surprisingly and fairly typically of a lot of truck drivers, said ‘I’m fine mate, I’m all good. No I don’t need any help.’ I encouraged him to reach out to our service in the future if needed.

“Six months later I got a call from his wife saying ‘he’s not okay’.

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