Boat trailer detaches from pickup, weaves through I-80 traffic in Austintown

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

We Keep Asking The Question.....

Why Did The Trailer Come Off The Hitch?  They Keep Refusing To Give Us An Answer.

sboney@wkbn.com

Boat trailer detaches from pickup, weaves through I-80 traffic in Austintown
According to people on the scene, the couple was headed to Lake Milton

By:

Stan Boney

Posted: Jun 29, 2018 09:44 PM EDT

Updated: Jun 29, 2018 09:44 PM EDT

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - The boat trailer of an Austintown couple detached from their pickup while they were driving down Interstate 80 Friday evening.

The trailer weaved its way through freeway traffic before hitting a guardrail, launching the boat into a ditch.

It happened around 6 p.m. on I-80 in Austintown, a mile west of Route 46.

According to people on the scene, the couple was headed to Lake Milton when the trailer detached.

The trailer -- with the boat on it -- crossed the median and managed to roll through the eastbound lanes without getting hit.

When the trailer hit the guardrail, the boat went airborne and settled into the ditch against a fence.

Amazingly, no one was hurt.

It took the towing company over two hours to clean it up.