A KILLER truckie is being chased for $15 million to replace a train he wrote off during a horror crash that killed one person.
Melville Bollen, 71, is serving a five-year prison term over the November 2012 crash he caused when he ploughed through a Cranbourne line level crossing into an oncoming train.
He had taken his eyes off the road for a staggering 19 seconds, and was unaware the boom gates at the Dandenong level crossing were down.
Are Railways finally taking a stance on the damage and destruction truck drivers are causing to rollingstock. About time.
Hopefully this sends a message to not only the trucking industry but also drivers in general.