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IN PICTURES: Tractor's trailer full of compost overturns in Perton

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A several-tonne-trailer carrying compost crashed onto its side along a busy road whilst being towed by a tractor.

Police closed the roundabout exit onto Wrottesley Park Road late this morning for a recovery to take place.

Recovery crews armed with a maintenance vehicle helped the trailer back up right before scooping the mounds of spilt compost back into it.

The trailer was full of compost

The driver, who was on his way to a farm, said he was saved from crashing onto his side in the tractor thanks to a safety mechanism on the joint attaching the trailer to the tractor.

It allowed the trailer to fall on its side whilst not pulling the tractor down with it.

The clean-up gets underway
The clean-up gets underway

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Recovery crews were seen assessing the situation of the crash before the maintenance vehicle helped the large trailer back onto its wheels.

The trailer had fallen onto the embankment of the exit road and the soil had mainly spilt onto grass.

The clean-up gets underway

The crash was believed to have been caused by the camber of the road on the roundabout exit, making the trailer lose its balance.

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The road exit reopened around lunch time.

Police officers were seen directing traffic around the exit that had been blocked off by two police cars for the recovery to take place safely.

No one was injured in the crash.

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