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Grapes spilled on road pose danger to drivers

Grapes spilled on road pose danger to drivers

Thomas Fenton of Nuriootpa was on his way to work on March 11 when he became the unfortunate and unsuspecting victim of a wine grape spillage.

As he was driving through Rowland Flat along the Barossa Valley Way, three large four-wheel drive vehicles travelling in front of his blocked his view.

Thomas said, “It meant that I had poor visibility and couldn’t see that there were grapes spilt across the left of the road.”

Both of his front wheels spun around as his tyres hit the grapes, and he ended up doing a 180-degree turn, both the front and rear end of his car colliding into the guard rail.

His car has not been completely written off yet, however he says that, “The damage costs three times more than what the car is worth.”

Fortunately, no serious injuries were sustained from the incident and Thomas says, “What hurts most is my wallet.”

This comes after he received a bill for $6,191.33 in car repairs.

Vintage trucks spill grapes whilst commuting, something that has caused other accidents in the same spot before.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.