Investigating officers survey the scene along U.S. Highway 95 near Craigmont where a truck towing a camper trailer left the road and ended up plowing through the guard rail. Two people were injured in the one-vehicle accident Wednesday.Idaho State Police photo
CRAIGMONT - Two people were hospitalized following a one-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 95, about 2 miles east of Craigmont, according to an Idaho State Police news release.
Susan N. Thompson, 70, of Greenacres, Wash., was traveling east in a 2016 Ram 1500 pickup truck pulling a 2016 Flagstaff camper trailer at about 2:52 p.m. when the camper trailer began to fishtail, according to ISP.
Thompson swerved into oncoming traffic, and the camper trailer became detached from the pickup and overturned on the highway. The pickup struck the guardrail and continued down a 100-foot embankment, the news release states.
Both Thompson and her passenger, John M. Thompson, 75, of Greenacres, were wearing seat belts. They were taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Cottonwood with undisclosed injuries.
Traffic was restricted to one lane for nearly four hours as the scene was cleared. The crash remains under investigation.
IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 2 Patrol 2700 North and South Highway Lewiston, ID 83501-1732 (208) 799-5151 Fax (208) 799-5146 For Immediate Release: 5/2/18 7:05 pm Please direct questions to the District Office On May 2, 2018 at approximately 2:52 p.m. an injury crash occurred on US95 at milepost 275, two miles north of Craigmont, ID. A brown 2016 Ram 1500 pickup pulling a 2016 Flagstaff camper trailer driven by Susan N Thompson, 70, of Greenacres, WA was traveling northbound when the camper trailer began to fish-tail. Susan Thompson swerved into oncoming traffic, the camper trailer became detached from the pickup and overturned on US95 blocking traffic. The pickup struck the guardrail and continued down a 100 foot embankment. Susan Thompson as well as the passenger, John M. Thompson, 75, of Greenacres, WA were wearing their seatbelts and were transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Cottonwood, ID. US95 was restricted to one lane for just under four hours during the vehicle recovery. The crash is still under investigation. 3314 ------------- #end Spot what you think might be an impaired driver? Use the Idaho State Police REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) hotline. Dial *ISP (*477) from your cell phone anywhere in Idaho.
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Two injured when truck pulling trailer leaves Highway 95
May 3, 2018 Updated 11 hrs ago
In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone!
Questions must be asked:
Anti Sway Bars?
What was the tow rating of vehicle?
Who installed the hitch?
Who maintained the hitch and trailer?
Where were the safety chains?
Did The Hitch fail?
Driver knowledge on how to tow?
We will ask the crash team if they will release the real information
report number L18000554
E Mail is R2info@isp.idaho.gov