Pics: Lucky escape for motorists as bales fall from lorry on motorway
Some motorists had a lucky escape on the M1 motorway at the weekend, as a number of large square bales fell from a lorry.
On Saturday (January 27), members of An Garda Siochana attended the incident, according to a post on the Meath Crime Prevention Facebook page.
An articulated lorry had a number of large square bales stored on top of loose grain in a tipper trailer, which were then strapped down, the post explained.
A motorcyclist, who was following behind the car in question, was forced to drive across the remnants of the bale; but, he managed to maintain his control.
Personnel from the Meath Traffic Unit attended the scene. It is understood that the matter is currently under investigation.
The driver of the lorry is facing a court appearance for dangerous driving, the social media post concluded.
Recently, bales of hay and some farm machinery were destroyed during a shed blaze in the west of Ireland.
It has been confirmed that several units of the Mayo County Fire Service attended a fire in Cong – a village situated on the borders of counties Galway and Mayo – on Saturday night (January 20).
The fire service was alerted to the incident in Creevagh, Cong, shortly before 8:00pm. The blaze took several hours to quench, with units of the fire brigade only returning to their respective bases after 2:00am.