A parish council is recommending that temporary security bollards be installed on a road in Maldon, Essex, after two large vehicles overturned within a several weeks of each other.

In November last year, an articulated lorry went off Fambridge Road, in Althorne, forcing the road to close and emergency services to mount a recovery operation, the Maldon Standard reports.

Yesterday morning, a slurry tanker overturned at a similar spot on the road, spilling into a field. The driver was treated for cuts to his head after the incident and the road was again closed, the newspaper said.

There is no verge at this particular section of the road, which connects vehicles to nearby Burnham and the south of Essex.

Althorne parish council is now calling for the introduction of temporary security bollards to be installed at the spot to warn motorists about the absence of a verge, also calling for a full review.

Recently, it was reported that rising security bollards will be fitted to a Rochdale bridge to stop HGVs using the route at unsociable hours.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800344045-ADNFCR