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22nd Apr 2015

Dog crashes owner’s tractor into motorway central reservation


Ever thought it would be a fun experiment to let your dog drive the car?

Come on, we’re in a circle of trust here. You can tell JOE…

WHAT? You actually thought that would be a smart idea!? NO! No no no. Think of the consequences.

In fact, you don’t even need to use your imagination thanks to a particularly mischievous sheepdog who had a go at driving his owner’s tractor in South Lanarkshire on Wednesday.

Don (excellent name) the Collie jumped behind the wheel while farmer Tom Hamilton was busy tending to a lamb in a field next to the M74 near Abington.

Having next to no road experience, Don drove the tractor straight through a fence before crashing into the central reservation.

Thankfully no-one was injured, with Mr Hamilton telling STV: “I was out in the mini tractor and had stepped out of it to get a lamb which looked like it was about to get out of the gate.

“I had not put the brake on the tractor and when I turned round I got a fright as the vehicle was careering down the hill, through a gate and onto the M74. Don was fine and did not bark during the incident.”

Talk about a…*cough*…woof morning.