In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers  Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone! 

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Life saving questions...and my FOIA  to the police department at MCRPD


Police Chief S Mauery and I had a lengthy conversation.


One- Impound the trailer

Two- Impound the Pick Up

Three- What size ball was used?

Four- What size htich?

Five- Was Hitch Pin Used?

Six- Inspection of trailer connection?

Seven- Who hooked up the trailer?

Eight- Who trained the people on how to tow?

Nine- Speed?  You should not go faster than 55 MPH...Trailer Sway!

Ten- We need this information to save other lives by these careless people who tow with no idea

Eleven- Who rented the trailer?  They need to be sued...for allowing idiots to leave the parking lot with defective trailers

LEWISTOWN — One person sustained a minor injury following a vehicle crash, Saturday morning, in Derry Township, according to a news release from the Mifflin County Regional Police Department.

At 9:51 a.m., officers from the MCRPD were dispatched to a rollover crash with entrapment on US Highway 322 east, a quarter mile into the Lewistown Narrows. According to the news release, police arrived on scene and confirmed a Ford F250 was overturned with one person, Timothy S. Firestone, of Dover, Pa., trapped in the vehicle. Fire companies arrived on scene and used the jaws-of-life to free Firestone from the vehicle.

An investigation into the cause of the crash, showed that Firestone was towing his brother-in-law’s, Barrett A. Ramsay, of Culpeper, Va., F150 on a flatbed trailer. While driving, the trailer was not properly secured to the F250 and became detached from the truck. The trailer, being held up by the safety chains, kicked out ahead of the F250, causing it to rollover. According to the news release, as the truck rolled over causing damage to nine sections of guiderail.

The highway was closed for approximately an hour and a half while crews worked the scene.

Police were assisted on the scene by Highland Park Hose Co. and City Hook and Ladder fire companies.

COMMENTS


LEWISTOWN — One person sustained a minor injury following a vehicle crash, Saturday morning, in Derry Township, according to a news release from the Mifflin County Regional Police Department.

At 9:51 a.m., officers from the MCRPD were dispatched to a rollover crash with entrapment on US Highway 322 east, a quarter mile into the Lewistown Narrows. According to the news release, police arrived on scene and confirmed a Ford F250 was overturned with one person, Timothy S. Firestone, of Dover, Pa., trapped in the vehicle. Fire companies arrived on scene and used the jaws-of-life to free Firestone from the vehicle.

An investigation into the cause of the crash, showed that Firestone was towing his brother-in-law’s, Barrett A. Ramsay, of Culpeper, Va., F150 on a flatbed trailer. While driving, the trailer was not properly secured to the F250 and became detached from the truck. The trailer, being held up by the safety chains, kicked out ahead of the F250, causing it to rollover. According to the news release, as the truck rolled over causing damage to nine sections of guiderail.

The highway was closed for approximately an hour and a half while crews worked the scene.

Police were assisted on the scene by Highland Park Hose Co. and City Hook and Ladder fire companies.

COMMENTS

LEWISTOWN — One person sustained a minor injury following a vehicle crash, Saturday morning, in Derry Township, according to a news release from the Mifflin County Regional Police Department.

At 9:51 a.m., officers from the MCRPD were dispatched to a rollover crash with entrapment on US Highway 322 east, a quarter mile into the Lewistown Narrows. According to the news release, police arrived on scene and confirmed a Ford F250 was overturned with one person, Timothy S. Firestone, of Dover, Pa., trapped in the vehicle. Fire companies arrived on scene and used the jaws-of-life to free Firestone from the vehicle.

An investigation into the cause of the crash, showed that Firestone was towing his brother-in-law’s, Barrett A. Ramsay, of Culpeper, Va., F150 on a flatbed trailer. While driving, the trailer was not properly secured to the F250 and became detached from the truck. The trailer, being held up by the safety chains, kicked out ahead of the F250, causing it to rollover. According to the news release, as the truck rolled over causing damage to nine sections of guiderail.

The highway was closed for approximately an hour and a half while crews worked the scene.

Police were assisted on the scene by Highland Park Hose Co. and City Hook and Ladder fire companies.

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Lori Kearns ·
Penn State
The mans name is actually Ramsay A Barrett.....also note that the trailer was rented and they insisted on attaching trailer to the vehicle as is their policy. Rental company employee never connected the pin to insure ball could not bounce off.....these men and others could have been killed. Thankful everyone will recover and hoping the rental company does the right thing!!
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Ron Melancon ·
President\Founder at Http://www.dangeroustrailers.org/
Over 25,859 and counting since 1975 by these defective and dangerous trailers.....go to dangeroustrailers.org
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Yea, these men's are family friends and I am hoping the rental company takes responsibility
I drive all sizes of trailers and your correct they can be very dangerous



Like I said, family friends....his wife called me after picking them up in Lewistown. Think I will sell all my trailers
I have seen many accidents on the highway involving trailers....scary stuff. Didn't realize they have caused that many deaths...thanks for info