Runaway tractor is stumped

One way to bring your tractor to a complete stop.

It took a neighbour’s tree to prevent this Ndlambe Municipality tractor, looking more like something the Bathurst Agricultural Museum might have rejected, from rolling down what remained of Atherstone Road, straight across Henry Street and directly into the Kowie River.

A resident saw the accident happen last Wednesday at the intersection and reported the driver had managed to jump sideways from the runaway tractor, diving to the right as it careened to the left, breaking through a hedge and into a neighbour’s property. Fortunately, a tree in the garden halted the tractor’s progress, which the resident said was very fortunate or it would have taken a crane to pull the tractor from the river.

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