NOTE: Trailer came loose... Look at the destruction caused by this accident.
Loose Boat Results In I-5 Crash
Traffic Backs Up For Miles Near Hood Franklin Road
POSTED: 6:13 am PST February 27, 2009
UPDATED: 7:41 pm PST February 27, 2009
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. -- A huge traffic jam resulted on Interstate 5 south of Elk Grove early Friday when a boat being towed by a truck came unhitched, crossed a freeway median and smashed into an oncoming car, the California Highway Patrol says.
The wreck, which was reported just after 6 a.m., took place along I-5 near Hood Franklin Road and led to a backup of at least two miles.CHP Officer Rich Wetzel said it appears that a pickup truck was towing the boat southbound on I-5 when the trailer got loose and careened into the northbound lanes.Firefighters could be seen carefully extracting at least one person from the damaged car.It was not immediately clear how many people were injured.Both northbound lanes of I-5 were reopened shortly after 8 a.m.