Wild footage has emerged showing a driver trying to stop a runaway trailer after it rolled down a hill.
The footage was taken outside a home in Redwood Park, in Adelaide’s north-east, and shows Scott Bradshaw, 26, attempting to return an excavator to a friend on Sunday.
Mr Bradshaw had accidentally forgotten to put chocks under the wheels of the trailer carrying the excavator when he detached it from his utility vehicle.
Now free from the laws of gravity, the trailer backed into the street despite Mr. Bradshaw using all his strength to stop it.
However, he was unsuccessful, as he had to let go of the trailer as it went through a neighbor’s fence before coming to a stop.
A north Adelaide man chased an excavator on a trailer after forgetting to put chocks under its wheels, leading to a foot race, a test of strength between man and machine.
Mr Bradshaw said he forgot to put the chocks on the trailer after becoming distracted by his crying baby.
He can be heard grunting as he tries to regain control of the runaway trailer.
“(I) held on for the deer’s life,” Mr Bradshaw told 7News.
Despite skiing on concrete for some time, falling to the ground and having one of the trailer wheels roll over him, Mr. Bradshaw did not suffer serious injuries.
His companion, who watched the accident happen remotely and in real time thanks to CCTV footage, Shane Stanford, was simply relieved that his companion was able to escape unscathed.
“I didn’t want him to get run over by the tire, (but) he eventually managed to run over it and he could have been seriously injured.” I’m glad that’s not the case,” Mr. Stanford said.
Mr Bradford said he was glad there were no injuries, but his main concern was the trouble he would get with his “wife”.