A tractor driver in the UK had a very lucky escape recently after crashing into an articulated lorry after turning a bend on a main road.
The road traffic collision is believed to have taken place along a stretch of road on the outskirts of Cleobury Mortimer, a town located in the west of England – close to the border with Wales.
The accident – which was caught on CCTV – took place at approximately 3:35pm on Wednesday, August 23.
Captured from four different angles, the crash has been well documented. First of all a New Holland tractor, equipped with a front loader and towing a trailer, can be seen approaching a bend.
Following not too far behind, is a relatively new articulated DAF lorry with a curtain-side trailer.
Travelling in the opposite direction is a Case IH tractor, which evidently loses control as it tries to make the turn. This tractor careers into the side of the lorry and trailer, scattering debris across the road.
More footage of yesterdays incident taken from 4 cameras. I’ve attempted to follow the tractor.
I was pleased to hear that the Cleobury Parish Council agreed, at last Mondays meeting, to have an interactive sign (one that lights up) erected on the approach to the bend from the Bewdley direction. This will be paid for by the parish council and NOT the Shropshire Council who I have been pressing for an interactive sign for more than 3 years. So it’s 3 cheers to the Parish Council.
Posted by Mike Longmore on Thursday, August 24, 2017
Luckily no other vehicle was involved in the collision. Both the drivers of the tractor and the lorry are believed to have walked away from the incident.
Road-worthiness tests for tractors
In the Republic of Ireland, regular road-worthiness tests for 4WD tractors are scheduled to be introduced in May 2018 for tractors that are capable of reaching speeds of more than 40kph and that are being used for road haulage.
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is reviewing what legal changes need to be made to the existing legislation dealing with testing, so that the requirements of the new directive are brought into effect.
No concrete details on what the test will involve or how much it will cost have been released as of yet.