Accidents In Pennsylvania
Note:  I have researched and have found over 2,000 accidents involving Utility Trailers as reported by newspapers.  I will feature 50 as finances allow to purchase the articles.



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     11.  Express-Times, The (Easton, PA) - April 2, 2002

Free-wheeling car collides with tractor-trailer on I-78   
     L. SAUCON TWP. - A car came loose from a trailer and drifted across Interstate 78 into the path of a tractor-trailer Sunday, police said. Police said the car was being towed behind a Penske rental truck driven by Len Bertuglia, 44, of Brooklyn, N.Y.Police said the car was being towed west on Interstate 78 at 11:33 p.m. when it came loose and drifted in front of a tractor-trailer driven by Jeffrey J. Dobisch, 45, of Covington, Tenn.Police said the tractor-trailer sent...



     12.   Erie Times-News (PA) - April 12, 2001

Trailer breaks loose, causing accident Two people were injured Thursday afternoon when a trailer hitch broke, causing a trailer to break loose from a truck and fishtail into the wrong lane of state Route 97. It and an oncoming pickup truck then collided, state police said.The accident happened at 1:16 p.m. in Union Township, west of Union City.Troopers said Randall Meabon, 46, of Wattsburg, was driving a 1998 Dodge truck east on Route 97, pulling a 1999 Eby trailer.Police


     13.  Patriot-News, The (Harrisburg, PA) - June 12, 1987

2 hurt when trailer breaks loose, hits car   
     Two Missouri men were injured yesterday when a car in which they were riding was struck by a utility trailer that broke loose from a pickup truck that was towing it on Interstate 81 in Hampton Twp. The driver of the car, Derek Landolt, 20, of Wellsville, Mo., was taken to Chambersburg Hospital where he was undergoing treatment last night, a hospital spokeswoman said. A passenger in the Landolt car, Jerry Withinton Jr., 20, of St. Louis was released after treatment at the hospital....


     14.  Public Opinion (Chambersburg, PA) - May 24, 2009

Motorcyclist struck by shattered glass on I-81   
     SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP, FRANKLIN COUNTY -- A Delaware man was injured Thursday when a window on a backhoe being towed by another vehicle on Interstate 81 came loose and shattered, throwing glass on him and the motorcycle he was riding.Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg, said a Ford F350 driven by Karen D. Kellogg, 52, Bainbridge had the backhoe in tow when a backhoe window came loose, fell against the tow trailer and shattered.Thomas J. Mahon, 50, Harrington, Del., and Robert G....



     15.  Pottsville Republican, The & Evening Herald (PA) - January 21, 2006

Trailer slams into Lost Creek porch   
     LOST CREEK - West Mahanoy Township police reported no injuries in an accident that occurred in front of 530 Mount Olive Blvd., Route 54, in this village at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.Police said the accident occurred as Robert J. Ferrari, 47, of 213 Preston Ave., Girardville, was driving a 1987 Chevrolet pickup truck east pulling a 2000 Kutz 18-foot flatbed trailer owned by Anthracite Auto Sales, Girardville.While passing the home of Robert J. Brann Jr., the trailer broke loose from the.



     16.  Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, PA) - July 3, 2003

No injuries were reported in an incident in which a motor-cycle fell off of a trailer   
     No injuries were reported in an incident in which a motorcycle fell off of a trailer. Police said Thomas Rothrock, Nazareth, came to the police station at 8:10 p.m. Sunday to report the incident. Rothrock said he was transporting three motorcycles on a trailer on West Broad Street, when one of the straps used to secure the motorcycles became loose. As a result, a motorcycle fell from the trailer and skidded under a 2001 Chevrolet pick-up truck owned by Bruce Breiner Jr., 324 W. Broad...



     17.  Morning Call, The (Allentown, PA) - October 13, 2003

I-78 CLOSED FOR 2 HOURS AFTER SUV OVERTURNS   
     GREENWICH TOWNSHIP Berks County A one-car accident closed Interstate 78 eastbound for two hours Saturday afternoon, tangling traffic, police said.According to state police at Hamburg: Audrey A. Smith, 44, of Northampton, lost control of a sport utility vehicle towing a trailer about 5:08 p.m. while driving east in the right lane of Route 78.The car and trailer moved onto the shoulder, veered back across both lanes, then moved back onto the shoulder. The car hit an...



     18.  Susquehanna County Independent & Weekender (Montrose, PA) - April 9, 2008

Two horses killed in accident on I-81   
     Two horses were severely injured and euthanized at the scene after the trailer in which they were riding came loose and struck a guide rail on I-81 near Lenox, on April 2, state police said.The driver, Kathy Whitmore, 42, Brackney, was uninjured.According to the report, Whitemore was driving a 2003 Dodge dual pick-up truck with a horse trailer attached. Apparently, the horse trailer detached from the vehicle and struck the guide rail. The horses were owned by Milfer Farms, in...



     19.  Lancaster New Era (PA) - April 1, 1997

POLICE-FIRE DIGEST   
     ACCIDENTS EPHRATA: A utility trailer broke loose from a truck and struck a parked truck Thursday morning in the 300 block of East Main Street, borough police said. Michael A. King, 26, Mount Joy, who was driving the truck, is being cited for a towed vehicle violation, police said.EAST COCALICO TWP.: Terence L. Ott, Lancaster, treated at Lancaster General Hospital following Friday evening chain-reaction crash in the 600 block of North Reading Road (Route 272) township police said. Crash...



     20.  Erie Times-News (PA) - June 11, 1997

AND THE SEAS WEREN'T EVEN ROUGH...   
     MORNING NEWS PHOTO/G REG WOHLFORD David Miller, 17, examines his boat after its trailer broke loose from his car and slammed into a tree and the side of a building near E.7th and Wayne streets Tuesday night. The accident was reported shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to Erie police, who are investigating.No one was injured, authorities said....


     21.  Lancaster New Era (PA) - September 1, 1993

NEWS   
     ACCIDENTS EPHRATA: Route 272 near Parkview Heights Road was closed for about 90 minutes Monday afternoon when a trailer came loose from a truck and upset, borough police said. Accident happened at 4:20 p.m. The truck driver, Rick Heffner, 31, Ephrata, was cited for failure to secure loads in vehicles, police said. BURGLARIES EPHRATA: Thieves broke into Press Box News Stand, 1015 S. State St., early Monday morning and stole an undetermined number of items, borough police said....



     22.  Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, PA) - January 24, 2006

WMAHTWP Police   
     The West Mahanoy Township Police Department is investigating a traffic accident that occurred Wednesday in the Lost Creek section of the township. According to police, Robert J. Ferrari, 47, of 213 Preston Ave., Girardville, was traveling east on Mount Olive Boulevard, Route 54, and towing a trailer when it broke loose from the hitch, crossed the westbound lane, and struck the front porch of a home owned by Robert J. Brann, Jr., 530 Mt. Olive Blvd., Lost Creek.The force of the...


     23.  Patriot-News, The (Harrisburg, PA) - January 17, 2006

POLICE ROUNDUP   
     CUMBERLAND COUNTY DICKINSON TWP. Crash victim critical Chester J. Sagon, 73, of Somers, Conn., was in critical condition in Hershey Medical Center yesterday with injuries from an accident on Interstate 81. State police said Sagon lost control of his pickup truck and utility trailer around 7: 45 a.m. Sunday. The trailer broke loose and the truck spun and hit a bank, they said.NORTH MIDDLETON TWP.Woman drives into creek A local woman who was on the wrong road drove her...


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