NH4830 : Crashed lorry, A831

taken 45 years ago, near to Milton, Highland, Great Britain

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Crashed lorry, A831
Crashed lorry, A831
The lorry had been coming down the A833 towards the junction with the A831, when its brakes failed. The driver somehow managed to get round the sharp corner at the junction, but was unable to prevent the lorry turning over. Luckily no other vehicles were travelling along the section of road at that moment, and miraculously the driver and his mate walked away without a scratch, although they were suffering from shock.

The police and local fire brigade have arrived and are starting to deal with the incident.

The lorry was almost certainly overloaded - it was full of slates and other building materials.

If it had travelled another 30 or 40 metres it would have landed on the photographer, who was sitting beside the road having his lunch at the time!
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Date Taken
1975   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 19 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 4879 3036 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:20.3160N 4:30.8344W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 4877 3037
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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