A truck with doors that were probably not closed correctly let several tons of beets escape on a road in the Somme. The driver allegedly made a sudden maneuver to avoid a dangerously parked vehicle.
The county 329 linking Albert to Rosières (Somme) was the scene a funny sight, this Thursday, December 15. Around 6:30 a.m., in Frammerville-Rainecourt (still in the Somme), a heavy goods vehicle lost part of his load of beets. These spilled onto the road.
In between six and seven tons of vegetables found themselves on the road. The fault of rear trailer doors that may have been improperly closed. The latter would have opened, reports the The Courrier Picard. A potential violent maneuver, initiated by the truck driver, is also singled out. This while he was trying to avoid a car, parked for several days.
The pavement was cleaned quickly. Motorists and truck drivers intervened first, in order to indicate the incident and start clearing, before the arrival of more substantial means. Thus, a machine equipped with a bucket made its appearance, to reload the trailer. By 8:30 a.m. traffic was restored. At 9 a.m., a sweeper came to finish the job, to allow a return to normal.
Will the beet accident trigger the intervention of the prefecture?
The famous parked car in question, a Citroën DS3, would therefore have posed a problem. This is why the mayor, Jean-Philippe Avenel, intends to take steps to have it removed. The latter is in fact visible at the last moment. Motorists are regularly surprised. Several traces of braking on the roadway testify to this.
The mayor counts well ask for help from the prefecture, to take these actions. The owner does not respond to his summons. And nothing obviously prevents him from leaving his car parked there.
The vehicle is however parked on the sidewalk, which interferes with pedestrians. The latter must thus walk on the road, in order to circumvent it. This further increases the risk of an accident.
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