Thursday, October 16, 2008

woman arrested after kids blown off trailer

Sioux Center woman arrested after kids blown off trailer
2:20 PM

ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- A rural Sioux Center woman was arrested Saturday on a felony charge of child endangerment in connection with an Oct. 4 traffic accident that injured her two grandchildren.

Glenda Vermeer, 53, was also charged with failure to report a personal injury accident, a serious misdemeanor.

The Sioux County Sheriff's Office said in a statement today that it was notified Saturday about a possible child endangerment situation that occurred one week earlier near Sioux Center.

At 2 p.m. Oct. 4, Vermeer was eastbound on 400th Street in a 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup, pulling a flatbed trailer. Her grandchildren, ages 4 and 7, were sitting on a mattress on the trailer and were apparently blown off of it, according to the sheriff's office. The children, who landed on the opposite side of the roadway, suffered minor injuries. Vermeer took them to the Sioux Center Hospital for treatment shortly after the accident, the sheriff's office said.

Dumpster Falls Off Trailer (Utility Trailer)

Dumpster Falls off Truck on I-565; Motorcyclist Badly Hurt (Utility Trailer)

October 15, 2008

From NewsChannel 19 Team Reports:

Huntsville Police are investigating a bizarre accident that happened Wednesday afternoon on I-565, near the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

A truck hauling a full-size dumpster lost the dumpster, and it fell off the back and into the road, causing a bad wreck in the westbound lane.

Police say Aaron Alston, 20, hit the dumpster and was critically hurt.

NewsChannel 19's Jamie McGriff was there as it happened, and sent us the pictures you see to the left.

Police are still investigating, but say a pickup truck was hauling the dumpster on a trailer when it flew off. A driver for Parker Towing was passing by as the accident happened, and stopped to help get it out of the road.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Boat Crashes Into House

Posted: 4:23 PM Oct 12, 2008
Last Updated: 7:29 PM Oct 12, 2008
Reporter: Susan Nicholas/Chris Atkins
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Proctroville, Ohio (WSAZ)-A telephone call may have saved a man's life Sunday afternoon. He was sitting in his bedroom but got up to answer his phone. A few seconds later a large boat crashed into the room where he had just been sitting.

Police say the crash was an accident. A neighbor was hooking his boat up to a trailer when it slipped down the hill and slammed into a house.

The accident happened Sunday afternoon. Police tell us they may need to bring a crane in to remove the boat.

This accident happened in a neighborhood in Bradrick. That is near Proctorville in Lawrence County, Ohio.

Flying Boat Kills Motorcyclist

Note: What training did the person towing the boat receive?
What condition was the trailer in?
Did anybody inspect the trailer and car??

Was the combination of the trailer and car towing the trailer within the towing capacity of the
station wagon?

By Jeff Muniz

A Kingston Mines man riding his motorcycle dies after a boat was thrown off its trailer on Route 24 Saturday afternoon. Authorities say a Glasford man driving a station wagon and pulling a boat hit a center guardrail around 3:30 p.m.

The crash sent the boat flying off its trailer and into the opposite lane where it hit a motorcycle being driven by 37-year-old Bernard Faust. The Peoria County Coroner says Faust died about 45 minutes later at the scene.

Authorities say he was not wearing a helmet and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Police say the driver of the station wagon, Robert Hartman from Glasford, says he blacked out. Hartman was issued a ticket for failure to reduce speed.

The crash closed eastbound 24 for a couple hours.

Unusual accident draws attention Broken Trailer Hitch

Note: No Federal Standards are in place for trailer hitches. The industry stopped all efforts in 1972. What if this boat hit a car or a School Bus?

Originally posted on: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 by Anne Imanuel
Last updated on: 10/8/2008 11:23:59 PM

LEE COUNTY: An accident involving a 28-foot boat turned heads Wednesday evening. Oddly, they weren't the heads of fellow boaters, but people driving along US-41.

The 20,000 pound speedboat was stretching across US-41 near Lakeland Drive in North Fort Myers after it fell off the trailer that was carrying it.

Officials on the scene said the driver pulling the trailer was slowing down while approaching a red light and the trailer hitch broke off.

That hurled the boat off the trailer, across the median and into oncoming traffic. Surprisingly, little damage was done and no was hurt.

One southbound lane of US-41 was partially shut down for a few hours while the mess was cleaned up.

It took a giant crane to put the boat back onto the trailer.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Man Run Over by Trailer in Upper Pottsgrove

Police say an 84 year-old man was run over by a trailer this morning in Upper Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County. According to police, the family had just returned home from vacation and unhinged a trailer they had been towing behind their car. The trailer got loose and ran over the man as he stood behind the trailer. He was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital. He is currently in stable condition. Police have identified the man as Charles Beekley.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Two Dead After Rollover Crash In El Paso County (Trailer Sway )

Two Dead After Rollover Crash In El Paso County

POSTED: 9:53 pm MDT September 29, 2008
UPDATED: 4:43 am MDT September 30, 2008

A rollover crash claimed the lives of a man and a woman at the scene while two other women and a man are sent to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The crash, on mile marker 61 near Hudspeth County, happened at around 6:30 p.m. Monday. Sheriff's investigators were at the scene for more than four hours trying to find out exactly what caused the rollover. The Sheriff's spokesman, Jesse Tovar said this 1996 Ford Explorer pulling a flat bed and carrying the five occupants rolled over. The SUV has Chihuahua plates but it's possible that the occupants might have a connection to El Paso.Sheriff's investigators said they believe the SUV drifted to the left and because the flat bed it was pulling was too heavy for it to tow, it could have possibly caused the rollover. It is unknown if other factors contributed to the crash."Right now, it's yet to be determined what occurred. We do understand that the 1996 Ford Explorer was pulling a flat bed sports utility trailer. We don't know how it happened that it rolled over, we don't know the speed or the cause of the accident," said Tovar.A stretch of I-10 near mile marker 61 was down to one lane for several hours.