July teleconference, horse trailer standards Canadian Standards Association. The CSA is interested in the possibility of establishing standards for horse trailers. As noted at the Animal Transportation Association Vancouver 2012 international conference on horse transport, the lack of standards in the manufacture of non-commercial horse trailers contributes to injury and death of horses and humans. Your USRider on-going study of over 800 known trailer incidents reveals poor quality materials including tires, wiring, braking performance, instability at highway speeds, poor welds, trailer skin so thin it can be punched through with a fist, shifting loads, mismatch between trailer and tow vehicle, tow vehicle and trailer separation, overloading, no mandatory recall on defective parts, and horses thrown or falling from the trailer and posing an additional road hazard. As well, few trailers meet the Five Freedoms endorsed by animal welfare interests: providing an environment conducive to normal behavior, rest, drinking and eating, and which minimizes the risk of injury, mental or physical distress, or disease. Currently, there are no standards in North America for manufacturing horse trailers. To the best of my knowledge, standards are also non-existent in New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.
What began as a Spring Break trip for members of a Canton family has
ended in tragedy in North Carolina in a three vehicle accident.
It happened Monday in Atlantic Beach.
Police said six year old Natalie Teriele remained in critical condition in the trauma unit at Vident Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina, Wednesday.
The child was one of seven family members in a van being operated by her mother, Kimberly Ann Teriele, when it was struck by a unsecured boat and trailer on Monday.
Atlantic Beach Police Major Jeff Harvey told 7 News the trailer was being towed by Timothy Steven Smith of Kingston, North Carolina, when it broke free.
The trailer traveled into the oncoming lane striking Teriele's 2011 Chrysler van before continuing on and striking a second van.
Harvey said the accident remains under investigation and charges are pending because the boat trailer "may have been improperly secured to the towing vehicle."
Eight other people injured in the crash were treated and released.
Updated at 1:18 p.m.
A boat trailer improperly secured to the towing vehicle has been ruled the apparent cause of a Monday afternoon collision in Atlantic Beach that injured nine people.
The collision remained under investigation Tuesday and charges for the driver of the towing vehicle are pending further investigation, according to a news release from the Atlantic Beach Police Department.
According to the release, Timothy Steven Smith of Kinston was driving his 2005 Ford pick-up truck east on East Fort Macon Road when the boat trailer he was towing became disconnected from the vehicle. The trailer and boat it was carrying traveled across the turn lane and into oncoming westbound traffic.
The trailer and boat collided with a 2011 Chrysler van driven by Kimberly Ann Teriele of Canton, NY. Seven family members were in the van, the release said.
After colliding with the Chrysler van, the trailer and boat continued east in the westbound lane and collided with a second vehicle, a 2012 Toyota van driven by Paul M. Holstein of Delmar, NY. The vehicle was occupied by six other passengers and family members, police said.
Seven people were transported to Carteret General Hospital by emergency medical personnel and two others were transported by private vehicle for treatment of injuries as a result of the collision.
Of those injured, a 6-year-old female passenger in the 2011 Chrysler van was airlifted from Carteret General Hospital to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, the release said.
The police department was dispatched to the scene of the collision at 2:49 p.m. Monday. It occurred on East Fort Macon Road near the intersection with Henderson Boulevard.
A late afternoon wreck Monday in Atlantic Beach sent multiple people to two area hospitals for treatment of injuries.
Atlantic Beach Police Chief Allen Smith said the wreck occurred at about 2:50 p.m. on East Fort Macon Road near Henderson Boulevard and involved three vehicles.
Two of the vehicles were traveling west and a third vehicle towing a boat was traveling east.
The trailer came loose and the boat came off the trailer and crossed the center line and into the path of the two vehicles traveling west.
Smith said there were multiple people from both vehicles transported to Carteret General Hospital and one person was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.Atlantic Beach Police Department is continuing to investigate. Further details were not immediately available.