Close call for driver
A driver was counting his lucky stars after the trailer, which was carrying an excavator, overturned at the Henry Forde Roundabout in Newton just after nine yesterday.
In describing the incident, the driver, who preferred to remain anonymous, said he was travelling from the direction of the airport, and on negotiating the roundabout the trailer tilted, snapping the connection to his truck and overturning.
Pointing to the twisted bar of iron which lay in the gutter, the driver said: “It is a good thing that the bar snapped or the trailer and everything would have twisted the truck and me too.”
Here, the truck after the incident along the highway. (KB)