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traileroverturnedcabbages2A trailer carrying locally grown cabbages has overturned in Rookley this afternoon (Monday), destroying a garden wall and pulling down a telephone line.

Police were called to the scene on Main Road, Rookley at around 12:30 after a Staples trailer unit, being towed by a tractor, overturned outside the Old School House.

The unusual incident has led to a trailer load of freshly picked cabbages spilling out across the pavement and into local resident’s front gardens.

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The lightweight trailer, which has now been righted, has destroyed a stone wall and has made contact with a telegraph pole, bringing down a telephone line across the road.

traileroverturnedcabbages4The cabbages are being transferred into a second trailer.

The road remains open under Police direction and engineers from Southern and Scottish Energy are on the scene making the fallen cable safe and ascertaining any further damage.

A Staples fruit and veg lorry was also involved in a road traffic incident in neighbouring Godshill last week, when the trailer unit made contact with a woman and her child’s buggy on the pavement.

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