In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone!
We are submitting our FOIA to the Virginia State Police and demanding that they impound the trailer and hitch system to determine if the trailer failed due to a product defect.
1- What Type Of Hitch
2- What Type Of Triler
3- What Size Ball Used
4- Who Manufactured Hitch And Trailer
5- Why Did The The Trailer Separate From The Hitch
In the interest of public safety we must find out all the details and all the pictures so we can inform the General Pubic of potential life ending products.
Leslie Arthur Bass Dead By A Loose Trailer
SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A man died from injuries he suffered after Virginia State Police say he became pinned between a trailer and a truck during a crash.
State police say the incident happened Sunday morning on Route 460, east of Route 604, in Sussex County.
Leslie Arthur Bass, Jr. was driving a 2005 Dodge Dakota hauling a utility trailer, when the trailer got disabled from the truck.
State police say Bass stopped in the road, and was trying to secure the trailer back on the truck when a 1998 Lexus rear-ended the trailer. Bass became trapped and suffered major injuries.
Bass was taken to VCU Medical Center in Richmond, where he died the next day. Thirty-four-year-old Nikkita Sumler, of Waverly, has been charged with reckless driving.
State police say more charges could be pending, based on a review from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.
Another Man Killed By A Potentially Defective Towing Hitch System.
This death ocured in Virginia a state that does not inspect any trailer under 3,000 GVWR and does not have any code standards for these trailers. Click the button to see the death of Mrs. Decker on Hull Street and see what the VCU Crash Team stated back in 2006.
Waverly woman charged in weekend crash that killed pedestrian
By: Michael Campbell | E-Mail: Click Here
Posted: Jan. 17, 2018 | 10:10 a.m.
SUSSEX – A Sussex County woman is facing reckless driving charges with additional charges possible after being involved in a fatal crash that took the life of a man over the weekend.
According to Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya, the incident occurred just before 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 14 along U.S. Route 460’s westbound lanes just east of Route 604, Chinquapin Road between Waverly and Wakefield. At that time, the driver of a 2005 Dodge Dakota, identified as 47-year-old Leslie Arthur Bass of Wakefield, was hauling a utility trailer when it became disabled from his vehicle.
Bass stopped in the roadway and positioned himself between his truck and the trailer in an attempt to secure the trailer back onto the vehicle. During that time, the investigation revealed that a 1998 Lexus driven by 34-year-old Waverly resident Nikkita Sumler struck the rear end of the trailer, entrapping Bass in-between the trailer and his pick-up truck.
Suffering major injuries, Bass was rushed to VCU Medical Center in Richmond for treatment, where he died a day later.
At the time of the accident, Virginia State Police said the woman had been charged with reckless driving but, in a statement Wednesday, Anaya said the case remains under investigation “with possible charges pending, based on the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office review of the case.”
Some Of The Faces Of The Deaths In 2017 By Loose And Defective Trailers.