Trailer breaks loose
A runaway trailer caused chaos on Waimea Rd yesterday, after it became detached from a ute and hurtled downhill towards Stoke. Nelson Fire Service senior station officer Chris Perkins said the trailer broke free about 7.30pm, while the ute was travelling downhill. The trailer overtook the car and crashed into a fence. The action of the trailer detaching caused the ute to flip over and end up on its roof. Mr Perkins said the four people travelling in the ute were uninjured, and it was lucky that the trailer had not collided with a passing car. Firefighters from Nelson and Stoke stayed at the scene of the accident for more than an hour to keep traffic flowing.
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