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Posted On: 16 June 2009 01:38 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Trailer accidents on the rise

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It might just be a coincidence but an increasing number of trailers are involved in what seem to be avoidable accidents this summer. A trailer carrying a container met a serious accident on the C Ring Road yesterday. The driver of the lorry was injured and rushed for emergency medical care. This is the third time this month that a trailer with a container has been involved in a serious road mishap. The traffic police official who is investigating the incident told this newspaper that since the matter was still under probe, he could not give details. A senior traffic official, when asked why so many trailers had been involved in accidents this month, cited lop-sided weight as the major reason. He said trailers loaded things without considering the vehicle’s balance. Drivers were, therefore, unable to control steering and they are often not careful while taking a turn.