This video shows why you should always check your load before driving

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An unfortunate motorist was the victim of another driver's failure to secure their cargo, after a ladder fell off a moving pick-up truck.

In footage recorded in Razorback, Australia, on December 5, the truck can be seen cruising along the highway when a ladder breaks free and tumbles into the road.

The driver of a Holden RC Colorado pick-up truck following behind collides with the debris, which becomes lodged beneath the vehicle briefly before popping out the other side.

The driver of the pick-up truck up ahead appears to be completely oblivious to the incident they have caused and carries on driving.

Fortunately, the Holden driver says that the collision caused no lasting marks and he was able to continue his journey.