Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wayward fertilizer spreader damages local residence






Wayward fertilizer spreader damages local residence

Thursday, April 8, 2010
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This runaway fertilizer spreader caused heavy damage to the home of Rodney and Kim Rouse Thursday afternoon. The trailer reportedly came loose from the truck that was pulling it east on West Main Street at the time of the mishap. It rolled across two yards and impacted the home on the northeast corner.
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A runaway fertilizer spreader did considerable damage to a home on West Main Street in the city Thursday, April 1.

The damage was sustained to the residence of Rodney and Kim Rouse, 920 West Main Street, after the spreader came loose from a truck being driven by Jeff Wolfenbarger of Holly Island.

Apparently, Wolfenbarger was driving east on West Main Street at the time of the mishap. As the vehicle he was driving crested the hill at the intersection of Main and South Tenth Avenue, the spreader trailer apparently came loose. The wayward trailer then crossed a yard, narrowly missing a power pole and tree, and impacted the northeast corner of the Rouse residence.

There was a great deal of damage to the structure, although it was limited to the immediate area of the impact. No one was home at the time, and there were no injuries. Wolfenbarger was cited by the investigating officer, Patrolman Scott Redmon, for failure to properly secure a trailer

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Boat breaks loose on North 27th

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A boat and trailer traveled for about a half-mile, sideswiping a car along the way, down a busy downtown street Wednesday afternoon after they became detached from the truck pulling them.

A boat and trailer traveled for about a half-mile, sideswiping a car along the way, down a busy downtown street Wednesday afternoon after they became detached from the truck pulling them.

Billings Police Lt. RD Harper said a 41-year-old Billings man, whose name has not been released, was driving a Dodge pickup truck southbound on North 27th Street when the trailer holding the 15-foot Bayliner motorboat became unhitched at about 4:40 p.m. near Montana State University Billings.

The trailer and boat rolled south on 27th, crossed into the oncoming traffic lane and sideswiped a northbound Saab passenger car near the intersection with Mountain View Boulevard. The trailer continued to head down 27th and the boat eventually fell off.

A northbound Ford passenger car ran over the trailer’s tongue while the boat traveled south for another 0.3 miles, Harper said, before finally coming to a stop in the driveway of several businesses at the intersection of 27th and 12th Avenue North.

“We were working and looked out the window,” said Jamie Conrad, who owns Willow Creek Day Spa, at 1139 N. 27th St. “It was like, ‘There goes a boat and it’s going down the wrong way.’”

A group of softball players from MSUB was able to get the boat out of the road, Harper said, and it was later loaded back up onto the trailer.

No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

1 Dead in BMW vs. Trailer Collision..Driver With Trailer went through Red Light.



Just a horrific Accident: Questions must be asked.
What special training is required before you can tow?

Did the trailer that is double axle have a secondary breaking system?

Was the Pick up rated to tow and stop a trailer of this weight class?

Why couldn't she stop? Was the combination of Pick UP weight and trailer too much?

What would be happening now if a Tractor Trailer from a company did this?


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1 Dead in BMW vs. Trailer Collision

Updated: Friday, 02 Apr 2010, 10:20 PM MDT
Published : Friday, 02 Apr 2010, 4:07 PM MDT

PHOENIX - A driving lesson turns deadly for a valley man after an F-150 truck pulling a horse trailer and a BMW car collide in north Phoenix.

It happened about 2 p.m. at the intersection of 32nd St and Greenway.

A 15-year-old with a learners permit was driving the BMW. The passenger of the BMW, an adult male, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female driver of the truck and the 15-year-old were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

There were no animals in the horse trailer.

Police say the boy was attempted to turn left on a green light when he was hit by the truck. Investigators are trying to determine who was at fault.

The victims' names have not yet been released.

FOX 10's Britt Moreno has the eyewitness account.