Sunday, June 20, 2010

Travel trailer demolished in accident

Travel trailer demolished in accident

Published Saturday June 19th, 2010


Tammy Scott-Wallace/Telegraph-Journal
A travel trailer lies in ruins on a highway median after an accident just outside Sussex around noon on Friday. The driver of a black pickup truck was towing the trailer when the trailer blew a tire, causing him to lose control. The driver, who works for a Rothesay Avenue RV dealership, had just finished delivering a new travel trailer to Sussex and was returning the owner's 1991 trailer to the dealership as a trade-in when the accident happened. When the tire blew, the trailer went out of control and turned, causing the truck (seen in the photo) pulling the trailer to travel on two wheels a short distance along Route 1. The trailer became detached from the pickup truck and rolled into the ditch, breaking apart and dumping its contents onto the median of the busy highway. The accident happened just outside the eastern edge of Sussex town limits.