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.
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.
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.