Thursday, May 29, 2008

Woman hurt when loose trailer causes crash on I-90

McClatchy-Tribune Regional News (USA)
May 10, 2008

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BRIEF: Woman hurt when loose trailer causes crash on I-90
Author: La Crosse Tribune, Wis.
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May 10 A small utility trailer pulled by a pickup truck on westbound Interstate 90 became detached between exits 2 and 3, traveled through the median, hit a guardrail on eastbound I-90 and was struck by a car about 7:45 a.m. Friday.

The driver of the car, Bonnie Anderson, 46, of La Crosse, was taken to Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was Warren Booth, 45, of Holmen, Wis. -

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No one hurt when Loose trailer strikes home

Midland Daily News (MI)
May 21, 2008

Section: Local

Article Text:No one hurt when trailer strikes home

No one was hurt when a trailer came loose from the truck that was hauling it Monday and struck a house. The incident occurred at 4:20 p.m. on South 11 Mile Road near West LaPorte Road, reports the Midland County Sheriff's Office.

Driver Shane Derek Maltby, 28, Freeland, told deputies he incorrectly attached a vehicle dolly to the GMC Sierra he was driving.

The trailer came loose and went off the left side of the road, hitting a home at 3867 S. 11 Mile. The home's siding was damaged.

Maltby was ticketed for spilling of load.
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Record Number: 1109212

Passenger hurt in bus-Loose trailer accident

Miami Herald, The (FL)
May 14, 2008

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Passenger hurt in bus-trailer accident
Article Text:A Miami-Dade Transit bus passenger was sent to the hospital Wednesday with minor injuries after an accident involving the bus and a trailer.

The crash occurred just after 11 a.m. at Northwest 20th Street and 22nd Avenue. The bus was stopped, letting off and picking up passengers, when a minivan pulling a trailer east on Northwest 20th Street made a turn.

As it did so, the trailer came loose and slammed into the bus, a Miami Fire Department spokesman said. The passenger was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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North Carolina man killed by loose hay trailer

North Carolina man killed by loose hay trailer


A Camden man was killed Saturday when a hay trailer came unhitched from an oncoming pickup and crossed the U.S. 158 center line.

Isaac Forbes, 67, of Trotman Road in Camden County, was killed at 8:30 p.m. when the trailer hit the 1998 Buick LeSabre he was driving about a mile west of Country Club Road on U.S. 158, a stretch known as the Camden Causeway, said Sgt. C.K. Parks with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Reginald Parker Jr., 56, was driving east on U.S. 158 in a Dodge pickup towing the trailer when it came loose, Parks said. Parker was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Parker lives on Old Hertford Highway in Elizabeth City.

Jeff Hampton, (252) 338-0159,

Driver charged in fatal trailer accident

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Charges have been filed against an Elizabeth City man after the trailer he was towing on U.S. Highway 158 in Camden County Saturday unhitched and struck another car, killing the driver.

Reginald Parker Jr., 58, of the 600 block of Old Hertford Way, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and unsafe towing, according to Sgt. C.K. Parks of the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Parker was driving a Dodge pickup east on U.S. 158 about 8:30 p.m. Saturday when the trailer behind his vehicle detached, crossed the center line and struck head on the left front side of a Buick LeSabre being driven by Isaac Forbes.

Forbes, 67, of the 400 block of Trotman Road, Camden, died from the impact, the Highway Patrol said.

A passenger in the Buick, Rose Evans, 61, also of Trotman Road, suffered minor injuries in the accident.

Parker was not hurt.

Parks said the trailer Parker was towing, an old hay wagon, was structurally unsound and unsafe to tow.

The incident occurred a few miles east of the Camden Causeway.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cows stampede on California highway Loose Trailer

Cows stampede on California highway

Concord , Calif -- The California Highway Patrol said 10 cows wandered into traffic after they escaped from a trailer on Highway 4, near the interchange with Interstate 680.

Concord , Calif -- The California Highway Patrol said 10 cows wandered into traffic after they escaped from a trailer on Highway 4, near the interchange with Interstate 680.

CHP officer Tom Maguire said five of the 10 cows died or had to be euthanized due to injuries sustained during collisions with passing vehicles, the Contra Costa (Calif.) Times reported Friday.

Highway patrol spokesman Sgt. Trent Cross said officers received reports of cows stampeding in traffic near Concord starting at 8:24 p.m. Thursday. He said the cows escaped from a trailer that had broken loose from its vehicle.

Police used their patrol cars to attempt to herd the cows, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

"I've never seen nothing like this. This is crazy," officer Tom Stewart said. "I'm not joking, they're everywhere."

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

3 families, 2 tragedies... Another Loose Trailer Wipes out a Family

Idaho News

3 families, 2 tragedies: accidents tie community

10:37 AM MDT on Tuesday, May 20, 2008

BOISE - A Sweet, ID family is coping with a devastating loss over the weekend.

Saturday morning a crash on the Sweet-Ola Highway claimed the life of David Coburn and two of his daughters – Kaitlyn, 8 and Ellie, 4. Another daughter, Taylor, 6 is in critical condition at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise.

David Coburn’s brother Hal said Taylor’s prognosis is “positive.” That good news is something the family is hanging on to during a difficult time.

The three girls were spending time with their dad Saturday – headed to a church service project at the cemetery in Sweet.

But they never made it to their destination. Coburn and his daughters died in the crash just before the cemetery.

Police say a trailer carrying pipe came loose and hit David's car, sending him off the road and into a creek.

Devin Morgan, 18 was driving the pickup carrying the trailer. He too was headed for the cemetery service project.

"They have nothing but love and outpouring for this young man that is possibly scarred with the memories of what happened that day," Hal Coburn said.

Family thankful for community support

Hal says the instant David's pickup went off the road; the community has been there, especially for David’s wife Emily.

"The outpouring of support in Sweet has been incredible and I think that’s helping Emily deal with the situation she is dealing with," Coburn said.

Hal says two families who can relate to Emily are doing anything they can to help out.

The Probst and Walker families lost their children when their car went off the road on the same highway in February 2007. In that accident, five students on their way to school died.

(Related: Five children die when car crashes into pond)

Now those families touched by similar tragedy – are helping the survivors of this latest accident.

"I'd like to express thanks to people like the Probst family and the Walker family, Coburn said. "The fathers - both actually - were in the water trying to rescue the girls and David."

Coburn said the Probsts have been babysitting Jaden - the Coburn's youngest girl.

The family says they are thankful for the many volunteers who tried to save David and the girls.

Paul Drake was the first person who jumped in the creek to try and rescue the family.

The first time I went in, the current caught me so I went down stream,” Drake said. “It took me three times to get out to the truck.”

Aside from the strong current- Drake says the water temperature was about 35 degrees.

The Coburn family has planned a memorial for David, Kaitlyn and Ellie this Friday at the LDS Stake Center in Emmett.

If you’d like to make a donation to the family, you can do so at any US Bank branch.

Woman Killed By Runaway Trailer

Woman Killed By Runaway Trailer

Reported by: Staci-Lyn Honda
Reported by: Tim Millard
Last Update: 5/14 6:09 pm
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TUSCARORA -- A runaway trailer killed a woman as she stood in the driveway of her Steuben County home, state police said.

Joan Hickok and her husband were loading a tractor onto a trailer at their Tuscarora home Wednesday morning, when the trailer and the truck started rolling, troopers said.

The trailer ran over Hickok and killed her, said troopers in Painted Post, who added they were investigating how the accident happened.

Boy Hit By Trailer Succumbs to Injuries

Boy Hit By Trailer Succumbs to Injuries

DENVER - A boy hospitalized after being hit by a trailer being towed by his father has died.

Nicholas Greenwood, 6, passed away Thursday night nearly two weeks after the tragic accident.

Greenwood was riding on a trailer deing pulled by a pickup truck driven by his father when he fell out and the trailer drove over him.

Greenwood had been fighting for his life in a hospital for the last two weeks.

Accident Ties Up Traffic For Holiday Travelers Yet Another Loose Trailer In Maryland

Reported by: Christian Schaffer
Reported by: Amy Waidler
Last Update: 5/26 10:09 pm
All lanes of I-95 in Harford County are back open, after a travel trailer became dislodged from the truck that was towing it. It happened Monday afternoon, just as thousands of drivers were trying to get home from their Memorial Day weekend.

Tom Igoe of Glen Burnie told ABC-2 News that he and his wife were heading back from their vacation in New Jersey, when they felt a jolt, and noticed their towed RV had broken loose. “The sway bars gave out and it flipped,” Igoe said.
It took more than an hour for two tow trucks to flip the RV back onto its wheels, and clear the area. In the meantime traffic backed up for miles in the southbound lanes of I-95.

Igoe says he believes he connected the trailer properly, so he's not sure how it broke free. No one was injured in the incident, but it could have been much worse. In May of 2007, a much smaller trailer broke free from a truck on the Bay Bridge, causing a seven-car collision in which three people died.

Tom Igoe says he's learned his lesson. “Always be careful how it's hooked up; even if it is hooked up correctly, things can happen,” he said.

State Police are investigating. So far there is no word yet on whether Igoe will face any charges in connection with the incident.

Baltimore County, MD -- A recreational trailer flipped over this afternoon while traveling southbound on I-95 past Rt -152 in White Marsh.

Propane spilled from the vehicle causing officials to shut down I-95 South. The two right lanes are now open to traffic but there are significant delays at this time. I-95 northbound is completely open.

Stay with ABC-2 and as this story develops.

Former Councilman Joe Wilson hurt in crash Loose Trailer

Former Councilman Joe Wilson hurt in crash Loose Trailer

Former Councilman Joe Wilson hurt in crash

May 27, 2008 12:00 am


Former City Councilman Joe Wilson was taken to Mary Washington Hospital this morning after a landscaping trailer collided with his car while he was driving on William Street.

Wilson’s injuries were said to be non-life-threatening by city police.

He was reportedly able to talk to rescue workers at the scene and never lost consciousness. The most significant injuries were to one of his hands.

Wilson, who is also chairman of the board of trustees of MediCorp Health System, parent company of the hospital, was driving a 4-door Hyundai up the hill toward William’s intersection with College Avenue when the accident occurred just before 9 a.m.

According to Fredericksburg Police, a Ford pickup pulling a medium-duty utility trailer loaded with sod was heading in the other direction on William Street.

The trailer came loose from the truck near the intersection. The trailer crossed into oncoming traffic and hit Wilson’s car head-on.

The mechanism that connected the trailer to the truck went through Wilson’s windshield, and the trailer body ended up on the hood of his car.

The driver of the truck, William Tibbs, 24, of Spotsylvania County, was charged with having an expired inspection for the trailer, having defective brakes on the trailer, having defective equipment and not wearing a seatbelt.

Tibbs was driving the truck for Commonwealth Irrigation and Landscape, the Spotsylvania County company that owns the truck and trailer.

The accident shut down William Street in both directions while Wilson was extracted from his car and taken to the hospital. The road has since reopened.

Wilson owns PermaTreat Pest Control and serves on Fredericksburg’s Economic Development Authority.

Emily Battle: 540/374-5413

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Loose trailer collides with motorcyclist

Loose trailer collides with motorcyclist
May 3rd, 2008 @ 10:04pm

(KSL News) A motorcycle accident on I-80 this afternoon shut down Parley's Canyon.

A utility trailer came unattached from a car heading down the canyon. A motorcyclist behind it couldn't stop in time and slammed into it.

The motorcylist was flown to the hospital in critical condition.

I-80 was closed for some time but has since reopened.