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Edinburgh Live
Edinburgh Live
Sian Traynor

West Lothian driver hit with fine after car nearly falls off recovery truck

A West Lothian recovery truck driver was stopped by police last night after a car was seen hanging off the back of their vehicle.

The driver was quickly spotted by officers near Whitburn on Monday evening (March 1), after they noticed a red Skoda was unsecured to the truck.

After the driver's winch broke, the Skoda had then slipped down to the point where it had nearly come away from the truck.

In what was described as a "senseless" move, the driver had failed to even tie the car down to the back of their recovery truck, meaning it could have easily slipped off and onto the road.

After being caught by police, the driver was then given a fixed penalty notice for his reckless actions, reports the Record.

In a post online, Road Policing Scotland said: “Livingston Roads Policing stopped this recovery truck last night near Whitburn.

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The car was then taken to safety after the incident (Road Police Scotland)

“The winch broke and the driver felt it was okay to transport a car in this position and without it being tied down.

“Issued a conditional offer for dangerous load.

“Vehicle prevented from being driven until vehicle removed.”

After seeing the state of the scene, a host of local residents were quick to comment on the images.

One person said: “Some people have no sense.”

Another added: “That’s not real.”

And one user wrote: “Wtf.”

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