Note: I have researched and have found over 500 accidents involving
Utility Trailers as reported by newspapers In this state. I will feature 25 as
finances allow to purchase the articles.
Note: Since 1975 55 lives have been lost by "Passenger Cars That Tow Trailers" Last 5 years were as follows 2004 - 1, 2005 - 0, 2006 - 0, 2007-1 and 2008 - 3 A 200 percent increase over 2007.
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Southwest Times Record (Fort Smith, AR)
March 16, 2000
Hackett woman injured in collision Corey S. Krasko / Times Record
The passenger of a vehicle that spun out of control on an interstate
Tuesday had to be freed by rescue personnel after her legs were pinned
and she was trapped inside the vehicle.
Tina Stephens, 27, of Hackett was pinned in a truck for about 20
minutes on Interstate 540 after the vehicle struck a guardrail and then
a tractor-trailer rig on the I-540 bridge.
Richard L. Bruner, 63, of Hackett was driving west in the truck,
pulling a homemade trailer down the right lane of the interstate when
the front axle of the trailer came loose, said trooper Robert Mulac of
the Arkansas State police.
Mulac said the loose axle caused Bruner to swerve out of control, first
striking the north guardrail of the bridge and then the tractor-trailer
rig, which was also traveling west.
Mulac said Bruner's truck hit the tractor-trailer, which was driven by
Clifton R. Hicks, 49, of Alma, at a 90-degree angle, causing the truck
and trailer to jackknife, blocking both lanes of traffic.
Stephens, who was not wearing her seat belt, was thrown forward in the
truck and trapped between the dashboard and the air conditioner/heater
A rescue team from the Fort Smith Fire Department was called and had
Stephens free from the wreckage within about 20 minutes, Mulac said.
She was transported by emergency personnel to a local hospital.
Mulac said Stephens was the only person injured in the accident and her
injuries appeared to be minor.
Maumelle Monitor, The (AR)
August 1, 2009
Section: Police Reports
Sherwood Police Beat
Raymond Williams of Jacksonville said he came through the intersection
of Brockington Road and Kiehl Avenue, when the trailer from his truck
came loose, which resulted in the trailer traveling on its own. The
trailer's path was through the exit driveway of Regions Bank where it
destroyed the bank's sign. It then traveled across the concrete island
and ran over Daylight Donuts' sign located at 301 Brookswood Drive
Suite 103. The trailer also destroyed a natural gas main line located
between the bank and donut business. The truck and trailer are owned by
Arkansas Concrete Cutting and Coring Inc. of Gravel Ridge. The truck
also caused $200 worth of damage to a 1993 BMW but officers were unable
to determine its owner.