At least they only spilled 2 gallons of diesel (doesn't seem a lot). But you'd have thought that the BBC, of all organisations, would put an "s" on the end of Corps. Still, I suppose it's better than going one further and adding an extra "e".
I found it quite amusing the way that the Beeb kept referring to an "Army Tank". I suppose that that was to distinguish it from all the Matelot and Crab tanks (I don't mean FV100 series) that you find swanning around Hants & Dorset.
I found it quite amusing the way that the Beeb kept referring to an "Army Tank". I suppose that that was to distinguish it from all the Matelot and Crab tanks (I don't mean FV100 series) that you find swanning around Hants & Dorset. lol
That particular roundabout is quite big as I pass it often, however alot of traffic uses it so I doubt speed would have been a factor. It happens alot where I live just outside Southampton with containers from the Docks. Although we have smaller roundabouts, lorries still jackknife. Im sure the Dorset Roads Policing Unit will send there findings to the relevant people. Also if an RPU is involved, it's not un-common to breath test the driver and question him under caution in such traffic incidents.
Ask any reasonable tradesman, and they will tell you the trailer isn't all its cracked up to be. A CRAAV has a high centre of gravity on a high trailer bed, work the maths out. Apparently there happened to be police on site when the accident happened and the vehilce wasn't travelling at excessive speeds. After the last one in Germany, funnily enough a CRAAV (see a picture forming here) loading diagrams have been produced and followed. I wouldn't be on an all out witch hunting for the driver just yet. Faulty trailer perhaps, again?
I remember driving passed the accident where a trailor carrying Scimitars and a Samaritan went through the central reservation and killed some civvies. Getting crushed to death by an ambulance is really sh!tty irony. It was terrible, I saw arial imagery the RAF took of the incident for evidence a few years later, a very nasty incident, I guess they were lucky this time.