VIDEO: Hay-riffic accident as tractor driver loses load on Maldon roundabout

Adrian Francis submitted this snap.

Adrian Francis submitted this snap.

First published in North Essex
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A tractor driver was left red faced after his load toppled over in Maldon.

The incident happened in the Causeway, Maldon, on Sunday afternoon.

No-one is believed to have been injured and it is understood the road was cleared within about 15 minutes. 

Video submitted by Adrian Francis.

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10:36am Wed 27 Aug 14

An alternative view says...

If this were a lorry driver he'd be in for points and a fine for insecure load at least, possibly driving without due care and attention, Every year this happens around here, Houldings roundabout last year, Limebrook Way, and Morrisons roundabout as well.

With tractors now capable of HGV speeds and poorly secured loads (and quite often poorly maintained trailers) , someone will end up getting hurt or worse with a half tonne bail on their bonnet, give this chump and his boss the fine they deserve, corporate responsibility is for farmers too.
If this were a lorry driver he'd be in for points and a fine for insecure load at least, possibly driving without due care and attention, Every year this happens around here, Houldings roundabout last year, Limebrook Way, and Morrisons roundabout as well. With tractors now capable of HGV speeds and poorly secured loads (and quite often poorly maintained trailers) , someone will end up getting hurt or worse with a half tonne bail on their bonnet, give this chump and his boss the fine they deserve, corporate responsibility is for farmers too. An alternative view
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12:16pm Sat 30 Aug 14

pauly12 says...

these tractors are getting bigger and bigger yet a youngster can drive it with no training on the road as long as he has a car license thet cant even drive a car without causing a fatal accident because of there need to show there mates what they can do. They are no different to an articulated lorry and should be driven by qualified trained personel if farmers want to be treated like professionals then its high time they worked like one
these tractors are getting bigger and bigger yet a youngster can drive it with no training on the road as long as he has a car license thet cant even drive a car without causing a fatal accident because of there need to show there mates what they can do. They are no different to an articulated lorry and should be driven by qualified trained personel if farmers want to be treated like professionals then its high time they worked like one pauly12
  • Score: 2
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