Trailer carrying ten tonnes of clay breaks free on busy road
9News has obtained heart-stopping video of a fully loaded runaway trailer barrelling down one of Melbourne's busiest roads after it detached from a truck.
The truck was travelling southbound in a middle lane on EastLink when its trailer detached near the Monash Freeway exit ramp in Rowville about 11.35am today.
Video shows the trailer, loaded with ten tonnes of clay, travelling for hundreds of metres unattached before crashing into a concrete barrier and overturning.
Remarkably, no one was injured.
Two lanes of EastLink were closed for several hours as crews cleaned up the mess and removed the trailer.
An EastLink spokesman said the incident was a reminder to drive safely and use emergency lanes only when needed.
"Don't stop in an emergency lane unless it's an emergency, as vehicles can run off unexpectedly into the emergency lane," the spokesman said.
"Maintain a safe braking distance and always be alert for the unexpected."
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