Slurry tanker ‘caked’ in muck involved in crash

A tractor and slurry tanker combination that was “caked” in muck was involved in a road traffic collision in the west of Ireland this week.

Images of the collision were posted on Twitter by An Garda Siochana this morning. Clare Traffic Corps attended this incident on Tuesday, February 27.

As well as the “caked” on muck, there were no working lights on the rear of the slurry tanker, according to the tweet.

Images of the accident show that the rear-discharge outlet on the slurry tanker crushed the bonnet of the car and smashed the windshield.
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Image source: An Garda Siochana Twitter page

Thankfully, no injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Gardai reminded farmers and agricultural contractors to check their vehicles and make sure that they are roadworthy before setting out on any journeys.

Unsecured bales

Earlier this week, a tractor driver ran into a spot of bother with the law when the operator was pulled over by Gardai in Co. Galway for driving with 13 unsecured bales of silage.

Upon closer inspection, a number of further safety issues were detected.

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Image source: An Garda Siochana Twitter page

In addition to the unsecured bales, there was no breakaway chain attached to the tractor and no lights on the trailer.

It was also found that two nuts were missing from one of the wheels on the trailer. The driver is to be prosecuted, according to the Gardai.