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

Photo courtesy of the Florida Highway Patrol. 

No one was injured after a boat trailer came unhitched from a pickup truck on the Gandy Bridge Sunday, troopers said.

Around 5 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol responded to reports of a boat accident in the westbound lanes of the Gandy Bridge.

Troopers say a 2012 Ford F150 was towing an 18-foot boat when the trailer hitch malfunctioned, then separated.

The boat and the trailer hit a concrete barrier wall, but no damage was caused. 

The driver of the truck was not injured.

Troopers do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. 

Another Defective Trailer Hitch That Simply Broke Off.

Questions must be asked:

1. Who made the hitch?

2. Who installed the hitch?

3. What inspections were performed?

4. The Finial One  "Why did the trailer hitch fail?"