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.

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