Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hauling a trailer when the hitch failed


Trailers, garage, livestock in wrecks

By Matt Smith/msmith@trcle.com

Recent area traffic accidents resulted in damage to two trailers, a garage and a bull, according to reports.

Cleburne police responded to an accident involving a tractor trailer and a Chevrolet pickup in the 200 block of West U.S. 67 on Friday.

The driver of the pickup made a U-turn in front of the tractor trailer, according to reports.

The pickup’s driver drove onto the grass and back onto the road as the tractor trailer was passing and struck the tractor trailer, according to reports.

Neither driver suffered injury in the accident, according to reports. Police cited the pickup driver for unsafe movement left and leaving the scene, however.

Police responded to a second accident involving a trailer on Friday at 2:36 p.m. in the 100 block of North Robinson Street.

The driver of a Ford F-150 pickup was traveling southbound on North Robinson Street hauling a trailer when the hitch failed, and the trailer became unattached, according to reports.

The trailer crossed the road and struck the roll-up garage door of a business. No injuries occurred, but police cited the driver for defective equipment.


A Chevrolet Lumina traveling southbound on South Main Street struck a black bull standing in the road at about 11 p.m. Saturday, according to reports.

The two people in the car received no injuries. No report was available on the condition of the bull.



Lawn mower mystery

Firefighters responded to a lawn mower ablaze in the 600 block of North Atlantic Street on Saturday. Firefighters found the mower on fire in the street next to a curb missing its back wheels and gas cap. A firefighter beat the flame with his gloves to extinguish the fire, according to reports. No one in the area claimed to know how the mower caught on fire, where it came from or who it belonged to, according to reports.



Other police calls

Police responded to Hulen Park at 7:03 p.m. on Thursday on a disturbance call to find a man and woman yelling at each other in the parking lot, according to reports.

Police arrested the woman, whose name has not been released, on a charge of assault class A family violence.

Also on Thursday, police responded to a business in the 2400 block of North Main Street on a theft call.

Someone entered the business and stole an $800 item, according to reports. Surveillance video caught the incident, but there has been no arrest in the case.

Police responded to the 400 block of South Mill Street on Friday on a burglary call.

Between Thursday and Friday someone burglarized several vehicles stealing stereo equipment and assorted vehicle parts, according to reports.

Also on Friday, police recovered a trailer in the 200 block of West Willingham Street reported stolen out of Montgomery County.

Car being towed on a trailer came loose



Accident on Walnut



One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in Cameron when a car being towed on a trailer came loose and struck another vehicle, which was headed in the opposite direction.

The accident occurred about 3:00 p.m. in the southbound lane of Walnut Street, just north of Evergreen.

A car was being towed by a mini-van in the northbound lane of Walnut when it came off the trailer and traveled into the opposite lane of traffic, colliding with a southbound car.

The Cameron police and fire departments responded to the scene of the accident. Cameron Ambulance transported the injured driver of the car that was struck to Cameron Regional Medical Center.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

ELITE SERIES PRO DAVE SMITH FINE AFTER ACCIDENT



ELITE SERIES PRO DAVE SMITH FINE AFTER ACCIDENT

Story and photos courtesy of Brad Myers

Posted - September 22nd - 2:50pm CST

Norman, OK - While traveling to the final BASS Northern Open, Dave Smith had a "little" accident. Dave was just outside of Indianapolis and his trailer jackknived in the heavy mist, and sent the Ranger and his Ford F-250 tow vehicle across many lanes of traffic, ending on the guard rail.

The boat came off the trailer and skidded to a stop after 100 yards. "I'm just glad no one was injured, and I didn't hit anyone" said Smith. Dave is a veteran on the Professional Tour(s) and was very glad to escape this one without incident. "I want to thank Randy Hopper, Kim Ott and Ron Marler at Ranger boats, they are really taking care of me and getting another Cabela's wrapped Ranger Z520 ready for the PAA event in just a few days."

Interestingly enough, the motor, all the electronics, trolling motor, and both power poles were in perfect shape and can be transferred to the new boat.



Pine Point mom, 2 sons die in N.W. Minnesota car-truck collision





Note: No inspections.. No training... Did the Pick Up driver loose control of the Utility Trailer?

Did the Breaking system work?

Was the Pick Up rated to tow this combination?


Published September 25 2009

Pine Point mom, 2 sons die in N.W. Minnesota car-truck collision

A 28-year-old woman and her two sons, ages 8 months and 3 years, died this morning after their Ford subcompact collided with a construction pickup truck hauling a flatbed gooseneck trailer that held a skid steer.

By: DL Online and Wire Reports,


WHITE EARTH, Minn. — A Pine Point, Minn., mother and her two sons died Friday after a horrific head-on collision near White Earth sent their vehicle skidding down an 80-foot embankment and into Net Lake.

Becker County officials said the 28-year-old mother, her 8-month-old son and 3-year-old son died from “catastrophic injuries.”

Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon said the victims probably will not be identified until Monday, until relatives are notified.

Gordon told KFGO-AM radio of Fargo that alcohol doesn’t appear to be a factor in the crash.

Sheriff’s officials said the collision happened about 11 a.m. Friday about three miles east of White Earth on County Highway 34.

The woman and her sons died after their Ford subcompact collided with a construction pickup truck hauling a flatbed gooseneck trailer that held a skid steer.

The Ford collided with the oncoming pickup truck, sending both vehicles careening down a steep embankment into Net Lake. The car ended up in about 4½ feet of water. The occupants died in the crash, not by drowning, Gordon said.

The other driver, a 40-year-old Ogema man, was treated for minor injuries. The driver of the pickup truck, a rural Osage, Minn., man, suffered minor injuries and was treated and released.

It took about four hours to clear the scene, Gordon said. “It took a massive amount of equipment to clear this accident scene,” he said, including the Jaws of Life and the Becker County Sheriff’s Department Dive Team.

County Road 34 was closed in both directions for about five hours.

The White Earth Tribal Police department was first to arrive on the scene, so it’s the lead agency handling the crash and will write the accident report, sharing it with other agencies, Gordon said.

The State Patrol will reconstruct the crash. One vehicle was eastbound, and one was westbound, but it’s not clear which is which at this point, Gordon said.

The state’s commercial vehicle division will investigate the pickup truck involved.

Firefighters and ambulance crews from Detroit Lakes and White Earth assisted at the scene.

DL Online and the Herald are both owned by Forum Communications Co. This report includes material from The Associated Press.

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Loose boat cleared from motorway


Page last updated at 15:13 GMT, Monday, 7 September 2009 16:13 UK

Loose boat cleared from motorway

A boat which had come adrift from its trailer has been cleared from a motorway in southern Scotland.

Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary reported the incident at about 1400 BST on the A74(M) near junction 18 at Lockerbie.

A spokesman said the northbound carriageway had been reduced to one lane as a result of the incident.

Slow-moving traffic was experienced in the area for some time until operations were completed to recover the boat.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Woman walking to mailbox struck by trailer







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An unidentified woman was struck by a trailer that had separated from a passing pickup truck as she walked to her mailbox just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in front of a home at 12180 Wolcott Road, officials said. She was taken by medical helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital.

By Megan Gildow and James Cummings
Staff report

Updated 10:59 AM Thursday, September 24, 2009

JACKSON TWP., Champaign County — A woman standing by the mailbox at her home on Wolcott Road was struck by a runaway trailer Wednesday afternoon and was critically injured, according to a news release from the Marysville post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Paula S. Lowry, 46, remained at Miami Valley Hospital in critical condition Thursday morning, a hospital spokesperson said.

At 6:05 p.m., Lowry was in her yard on Wolcott Road near St. Paris when she was run over by a flat bed trailer. The news release said the trailer had been attached to an eastbound car driven by Kevin W. Fisher, 35, of Tipp City.

The release said investigators are trying to determine what caused the trailer to come loose from its hitch.

Fisher was not injured in the incident, but Lowry had to be transported to Miami Valley in a CareFlight emergency helicopter.




Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Photo essay: Ken Green's battle to return to golf




Photo essay: Ken Green's battle to return to golf

Sep. 18, 2009

Ken Green saw his world thrown upside down on June 8 when the RV he was traveling in on Interstate 20 near Hickory, Miss., blew a tire and veered off the highway, down a hill and smacked head-on into a tree. Green's brother and caddy, Billy; his girlfriend, Jeanne Hodgin; and his German Shepherd, Nip, were all killed. Green so

mehow survived the wreckage -- he thinks because he

was in the back of the RV when the tire blew.

Less than two weeks after the accident, Green had to make an incredibly difficult decision. Doctors told him his right leg was so damaged, he w as probably looking at multiple surgeries over the next few years and the leg still wouldn't work properly. "Can I play golf with this leg?" Green asked the doctors. When told no, Green didn't hesitate. "Then cut it off," he said. "Because I'm playing golf again


Sep. 18, 2009
"It kind of woke me up to realize this is going to be a harder battle than I anticipated," Green said. "There's a lot of things you don't even think about. ( Getting in and out of) bunkers are a nightmare. You've got downhill lies, uphill lies, sidehill l ie s. And the swing itself is so far away from a pro fessional golf swing. But I'm not w orried.

Sep. 18, 2009
"Being out on a golf course is where I have my m ost peace," Green said. "It felt good."


Sep. 18, 2009
"I lost my three best friends on the planet, there's no other way around it," he says quietly. "I know I'm lucky to be alive, but I miss them so much. It's awful. You cry all the time."



"I have pretty good faith in God and I know they're OK," he said. "But for selfish reasons, I'm having the problems because they're gone. Little things can set you off. You turn around to say, 'Baby,' but 'Baby's' gone. I refuse to let their deaths be meaningless. I have to do something

Boat comes loose, blocks traffic... Safety Chains Do not Always Work


Boat comes loose, blocks traffic

Published Monday, September 21, 2009


No one was injured when an 18-foot boat and trailer became unhooked from an SUV Friday evening, blocking traffic north of Pelican Rapids around 8 p.m.

Authorities say John Ladwig, 62, of Moorhead, was traveling northbound on County Highway 9 north of County Highway 23 when his boat and trailer became unhooked as he entered a slight curve. Both tow chains broke and the boat and trailer ended up in the northbound lane of County Highway 9.

Officials with the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office and Pelican Rapids Police Department directed traffic while tow trucks removed the boat and trailer, which were both totaled in the incident.

Wis. man dies in I-65 accident... RV Tire Blowout

NOTE: TIRE BLOWOUTS.....?? WHY... IS THIS HAPPENING?

Wis. man dies in I-65 accident

By the Daily News
Sunday, September 20, 2009 12:02 AM CDT


A Wisconsin man died Friday evening following a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 in Warren County.

Kentucky State Police said Donald Larsen, 77, of New London, Wis., was driving a 1996 recreational vehicle when the left front tire of the vehicle failed.

He lost control and struck the barrier wall near the 28-mile marker.

Larsen was transported to The Medical Center with minor injuries, but due to complications from his prior medical history he was later pronounced dead by the Warren County Coroner. Investigation is ongoing.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Man was killed on I-71 after getting out to inspect hitch


NOTE: What kind of hitch?? Was it defective? Did it break?

What happened.

Man was killed on I-71 after getting out to inspect hitch

By Jarrod Zickefoose

September 18, 2009, 3:03PM

BROOK PARK -- A Cleveland man inspecting a trailer hitch on a pickup truck while stopped in a center lane of Interstate 71 was killed Thursday evening by an oncoming car.

Junior Lane, 47, was standing between the trailer and a Dodge pickup truck that he had exited when the trailer and truck were struck by a Mercedes driven by Rolf Barth, 72, of Columbus.

The accident occurred at 9:23 p.m. in the northbound lane, north of Snow Road.

The road was dark but illuminated, police said.

Lane was one of two passengers in the Dodge pickup that the driver stopped in "one of the center lanes," Brook Park police said.

The other passenger also left the pickup with Lane to repair the hitch but avoided being struck.

Police said alcohol was not involved.

No charges were filed as of Monday.

Lane was pronounced dead at Southwest General Hospital, Middleburg Heights.

Trailer carrying horses rolls over on I-290 in Northborough


Trailer carrying horses rolls over on I-290 in Northborough



MetroWest Daily News
Posted Sep 20, 2009 @ 12:01 AM

NORTHBOROUGH —

A trailer carrying three horses rolled over yesterday on Interstate 290, slowing traffic for about a half hour, police said.

No humans were injured in the one-truck accident, Massachusetts State Police Lt. David Wilson said. One of the horses was taken to Tufts Veterinary School in North Grafton, said the driver's husband, Dale Tripp.

The accident occurred on I-290 East at 9:25 a.m. near the Green Street overpass, Wilson said.

Ann Tripp, 50, of Rutland, was driving her 1999 Chevy pickup truck when she lost control. The trailer she was towing rolled over and ended up on the shoulder in the grass.

Initially, it appeared one of the horses was hurt, but Wilson said all three appeared to be OK. Initial reports were that one of the horses may have been running loose, but Wilson said he could not confirm that.

Dale Tripp said one of the horses was taken to the veterinary's office.

"It's at Tufts, but I don't know what's going on with it," he said. His wife was unavailable to comment yesterday.

Someone else with a trailer came to pick up the horses, and all but one lane of I-290 east was closed for approximately 30 minutes, Wilson said.

No one has been cited, and the accident remains under investigation.

(Norman Miller can be reached at 508-626-3823 or nmiller@cnc.com.)

Victim solves crime, pays for it.. Loose Trailer


Victim solves crime, pays for it

- tfain@macon.com

Consider this a little story about how government works — or doesn’t.

On March 17, someone stole a trailer from a job site on Macon Tech Drive. It belonged to Laurie Cumbie, who lives in Danville, and he reported it stolen to the Macon Police Department.


On July 1, Cumbie was driving through downtown Macon when he spotted his trailer near the corner of Mulberry and Third streets. The trailer had come unattached from a Jeep Cherokee, and two men were trying to re-secure it.

Cumbie called police, who arrived and made an arrest after one of the men acknowledged that he’d bought the trailer from another man without making sure it wasn’t stolen. Cumbie, it appeared, had solved his own crime.

But there was a problem. Cumbie didn’t have his case number with him, and he provided the wrong address when officers asked the address where the trailer had been stolen, according to a police report on the incident. Apparently, this type of record can’t be searched for by the victim’s last name, so Cumbie couldn’t prove to police that he actually owned the trailer.

Because of this, and because the trailer was “partially damaged” and “a road hazard,” police officers had it towed to an impound lot, according to the report. The initial theft report was found soon afterward and Cumbie was given his trailer. But he had to pick it up at the impound lot and pay $100 for the tow.

“I feel like I was treated like a dog,” Cumbie said.

Though the trailer was damaged, Cumbie said it was safe to tow. He said the fenders and the jack were messed up when the trailer came unhitched from the trailer, but the hitch mechanism itself was fine.

At any rate, no repairs were made before he picked the trailer up from the impound lot, so any problems that existed when Cumbie found his trailer downtown were still problems when he pulled out of the lot $100 poorer, he said.

Cumbie complained about having to pay for the tow and, according to police reports, “was very argumentative, stating he didn’t feel like the Macon Police Department was worth anything.” Cumbie eventually filed a claim with the city, seeking reimbursement of his $100.

The City Attorney’s Office reviewed Cumbie’s claim, then turned him down, saying “at the time the vehicle was towed, you were unable to demonstrate ownership of the vehicle.” The city’s letter to Cumbie also leans on municipal immunity, a state law that basically says cities can’t be sued for the actions of police officers in the line of duty.

But even though officers couldn’t be sure who owned the trailer, they apparently had enough information to make an arrest after Cumbie called them. They took Samuel Smith, 38, into custody, and he told officers that he bought the trailer from a man he knew only as “David,” according to police documents.

He also said David was actually in jail when the purchase was made, and that he paid David’s girlfriend $450 for the trailer, the documents show.

The Telegraph tried to contact the detective and police lieutenant who, according to written reports, dealt with Cumbie the day he found his stolen trailer, but neither one returned telephone messages.

To contact writer Travis Fain call 744-4213.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cleveland man hit, killed Thursday night while outside vehicle on Interstate 71


Cleveland man hit, killed Thursday night while outside vehicle on Interstate 71

By Michael Sangiacomo

September 11, 2009, 10:05AM

UPDATED 12:05 P.M. BROOK PARK, Ohio — A Cleveland man was killed Thursday night when he was struck by a car on Interstate 71 in Brook Park after his vehicle broke down.

According to Brook Park police, Junior Lane, 47, of Cleveland, was a passenger in a pickup with a trailer on I-71 north of Snow Road at 9:23 p.m. The truck stopped on the highway to check on a problem with the trailer. Lane and another passenger got out of the truck stopped in the center lane. Lane was standing between the truck and trailer when the trailer from behind by the Mercedes Benz driven by a 72-year-old Rolf Barth of Columbus.

Police said the other passenger avoided injury.

Lane was taken to Southwest General Hospital in Middleburg Heights, where he was pronounced dead.

Police asked that anyone who witnessed the incident call detectives at 216-433-1239.

osted by dibmx

September 11, 2009, 10:32AM

Why the heck don't people get over, like they are supposed to, when they see a car disabled on the side of the road? This could have been avoided. So sad.

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coolplate
Posted by coolplate
September 11, 2009, 10:48AM

The 72 yr old driver should have his eyes checked. Or learn how to drive and pull over when you see a vehicle on the side of the road.
Or at the very least try slowing down.

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kbhret
Posted by kbhret
September 11, 2009, 10:51AM

THIS IS WORTHY OF A GRADUATE LEVEL THESIS..

IS THERE SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL THING THAT INSTINCTIVELY MAKES PEOPLE WANT TO DRIVE THEIR CARS INTO PEOPLE WHO ARE PULLED OVER THE SIDES OF INTERSTATES??????

THIS IS INCREDIBLE.... HAPPENS EVERYTIME.

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east202
Posted by east202
September 11, 2009, 10:54AM

According to NewsNet5.com "Authorities said 41-year-old Junior Lane was struck after he stopped his pickup truck in the middle of the road on I-71 at Snow Road in Brook Park"
That is just a bad idea. Why would some one stop in the middle of the freeway? Even worse why would you get out of your vechile in the middle of the free way?
I am not sure which story is correct, either PD of NewsNet5. If its the latter than that was just plain stupid and the vitcmns fault. If PD is correct then the driver of the other car is at fault.

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theylie
Posted by theylie
September 11, 2009, 10:59AM

Actually, yes. There have been several studies. If I remember right, it has something to do with the way we respond to lights. A tired driver will tend to track toward the red tail lights of a car on the shoulder without realizing it.

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babygrl85
Posted by babygrl85
September 11, 2009, 11:26AM

I AM A CLOSE FRIEND OF JUNIOR AND THE NIECE AND COUSIN OF THE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE ACCIDENT... HE HAD A GOOD REASON TO GET OUT OF THE VEHICLE FOR THEIR SAFETY AND OTHERS ON THE FREEWAY... THE TRAILOR WAS NOT STRAPED TIGHTLY ENOUGH AND HE FELT THE URGENCY TO FIX IT... IF YOU PEOPLE HAVE NOTHING POLITE TO SAY THEN DONT SAY ANYTHING OUR FAMILY IS VERY HURT BY THIS TRAJEDY... HE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND HAD THE BIGGEST SMILE WHEN IT CAME TO ANY OF US KIDS OR OUR CHILDREN... UNFORTUNATLY WE HAD TO LOSE A MAN THAT WOULD GIVE HIS RIGHT ARM FOR SOMEBODY AND THE MAN DRIVING THE OTHER CAR SHOULD ROT IN JAIL...THIS SHOULD GIVE OLDER PEOPLE A LESSON... AND AUTHORITIES A LESSON ALSO... I THINK AFTER A CERTAIN AGE OLDER PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE TO TAKE THE DRIVERS TEST AGAIN AND SHE NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE ROAD AFTER A CERTAIN TIME... WE ALL KNOW THAT OUR EYES GET WORSE WITH AGE... AND IF HE WAS TIRED THEN HE REALLY SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ON THE ROAD... PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS AND NEED TO THINK A LITTLE BETTER... IGNORANCE IS BLISS I GUESS... THIS IS ALL BULL.... IN REMEMBERANCE TO JUNIOR HE WAS A GREAT MAN LOVED ANY CHILD THAT CAME INTO HIS LIFE OR CROSSED HIS PATH... COULD MAKE YOU LAUGH WITH JUST HIS SMILE... WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU ALREADY AND THIS SHOULDNT HAVE HAPPENED TO YOU... YOU ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN AND LOOK DOWN ON US WITH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER... KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE AND OUR FAMILY PROTECTED AS WELL... I KNOW YOUR ALWAYS HERE I CAN FEEL YOU OVER MY SHOULDER AS I SPEAK... GOODBYE FOR NOW

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pt816
Posted by pt816
September 11, 2009, 11:30AM

Sorry for your loss.

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mrpopularity
Posted by mrpopularity
September 11, 2009, 11:44AM

Did this guy really stop his pickup truck with a trailer "in the middle of the road" on I-71??

If I was riding with this guy, I would have gotten out of the truck also!

I certainly wouldn't have jumped in between the truck and the trailer to see if I could find the problem. It's obvious to me that the problem was right behind the steering wheel.

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boilingmad
Posted by boilingmad
September 11, 2009, 12:04PM

"TRAJEDY" - oh WAIT - you mean tragedy - ok I got it. If he felt an urgency to fix it - PULL OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. Along with your suggestion that older drivers take a driver test again - how about some folks taking a commen sense test to see if they are capable of driving without putting other drivers at risk?????

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mjs1078
Posted by mjs1078
September 11, 2009, 12:22PM

This guy shot me in my back when i was 17, i guess karma really is a b...

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mjs1078
Posted by mjs1078
September 11, 2009, 12:25PM

this guy was no angel

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clevel107
Posted by clevel107
September 11, 2009, 12:27PM

What a trajedy.

By the way Plain Dealer,

"Lane was standing between the truck and trailer when the trailer from behind by the Mercedes Benz driven by a 72-year-old Rolf Barth of Columbus"

Seems like you are missing something in this sentence. "When the trailer from behind. Awesome. The Plain Dealer is the ..... newspaper.

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jobblybanned
Posted by jobblybanned
September 11, 2009, 12:32PM

hmmm, why didn't they pull over to the side of the road to fix the trailer?! Bunch of dopes.

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asilee
Posted by asilee
September 11, 2009, 12:37PM

babygrl85, how do sit there and tell us "if you don't have nothing nice to say anything at all" then turn around and wish the man would rot in hell, then continue to call people idiots?

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criket
Posted by criket
September 11, 2009, 12:40PM

ok, sorry for your loss,but i work on those highways and i always see broken down cars on side of road with people standing outside them.
common sense would tell me to stay in car, at least i have something around me that will absorb most of impact if hit. and NEVER stop your vehicle in middle of freeway. Again sorry for your loss.

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kosar2
Posted by kosar2
September 11, 2009, 12:42PM

I drove by the accident last night. There were two vehicles in the middle of the freeway - a mercedes and a pick-up truck. They were not on the shoulder.

This terrible tragedy could have likely been prevented if the driver of the truck pulled over to the shoulder. I understand the desire to secure the trailer, but that should have been done before they entered the freeway.

Stopping the vehicle in the middle of the road, and stepping out of it in the dark were incredibly bad decisions. Not only did they put themselves in danger, they put other drivers at risk. It's a sad story, but it looks like it's all their fault.

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firstcomm
Posted by firstcomm
September 11, 2009, 12:42PM

I had to read that three times to see if i was reading it correctly. I could not believe they were in the middle and did not pull over to the side.
Baby girl, sorry for your loss but i dont think all the blame can be put on the older person. Nobody expects someone to be stopped in the middle of the highway at night.

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nrwm
Posted by nrwm
September 11, 2009, 12:48PM

Lane and another passenger got out of the truck stopped in the center lane.

Kind of explains the accident, don't it. I bet the truck was one of those pieces of junk that you try to stay away from on the road. Very sad.

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amazon381
Posted by amazon381
September 11, 2009, 12:51PM

I send prayers to all involved.

babygrl85,
You should avoid these types of sites because people can and will say things to deepen your pain. Concentrate on healing. Im sorry for you loss.

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goccc
Posted by goccc
September 11, 2009, 12:57PM

Did he have his flashers on? Was the trailer's taillights working? The other driver may not have seen him and might not have had time to stop.

Man was killed on I-71 after getting out to inspect hitch

NOTE: This was pulled.. We can't find out what happened?? What type of hitch was it??


Man was killed on I-71 after getting out to inspect hitch

by Sun News Staff
Friday September 18, 2009, 3:03 PM

BROOK PARK -- A Cleveland man inspecting a trailer hitch on a pickup truck while stopped in a center lane of Interstate 71 was killed Thursday evening by an oncoming car.

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