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Crashed trailer blocks road for six hours

Police attend the scene of the crash on St Marys Road, Port Erin, on  Saturday afternoon

Police attend the scene of the crash on St Marys Road, Port Erin, on Saturday afternoon

This tractor and trailer blocked St Mary’s Road, in Port Erin, on Saturday afternoon.

The Mercedes Unimog four-wheel drive HGV, towing a trailer that was carrying a Hyundai digger, was travelling down Baymount when it crashed into a wall and tree at the junction with St Mary’s Road.

Police attended the scene and St Mary’s Road was closed for at least six hours while the vehicle was recovered and debris was cleared.

The driver was uninjured in the incident.

The digger was backed off the trailer which was then detached from the Unimog. Then a large tractor was brought in to manoeuvre the trailer out of the way.

To recover the Unimog, the digger that was being transported was fitted with lifting tackle and used to haul the Unimog out and on to the back of the trailer.

A Department of Infrastructure road cleaning vehicle was then deployed to clean the road while the digger was used to clear the footpath of the debris from the damaged wall.

At the time, police had warned motorists that the road was likely to be blocked for a ‘considerable amount of time’.

Access to properties on the Port St Mary side of the Baymount junction was possible from Truggan Road but there was no through route to Port Erin on the road.

 

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