Crash fears after tractor caught ‘dropping mud’…

Crash fears after tractor caught ‘dropping mud’ on hazardous road
2020-12-03 21:34:00
A worried fisherman who said he saw mud falling off the back of a tractor's trailer on a busy A-road out of Hull has called the driver “irresponsible”. Winston Smith, from Hull, said he had been driving up the A165 to visit his fishing boat in Whitby, the “T Knight”, which he uses to fish for shellfish that he then sells at markets in Hull. As he passed between Coniston and Skirlaugh, at around 10.45am on Tuesday, December 1, he said he saw a tractor towing an open-backed trailer containing a large amount of mud, some of which was falling on to the road. It came just weeks after “a number of reports” of accidents caused by hazardous conditions because of mud on the same stretch of road. To get the Hull Live headlines every day, simply pop your email address into the sign-up box just beneath the picture at the top of this article. “I was concerned as I had read reports of a car and motorbike having lost control on the very same road due to mud on the road,” Winston said. “It is totally irresponsible for them not to use a contained trailer, but the farmer used an open-backed trailer, allowing mud to fall off the back on to the wet road.” He said, by pure chance, he saw the same tractor on his way back to Hull carrying another load of dirt and rocks in the same open-backed trailer. Winston Smith said he saw the tractor dropping mud on the A165 on Tuesday On Thursday, November 12, it was reported that multiple vehicles had “come off the road” along a stretch of th
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