Posted on Thu, Aug. 10, 2006
Accident report: Trailer that killed motorist wasn't secured with safety chain
By Tim Sturrock
TELEGRAPH STAFF WRITER
Macon police are investigating whether a city-owned trailer that detached from a truck and killed a man Tuesday was required by law to have a safety chain keeping it in place, police said.
According to an accident report, the trailer that killed motorist Carlos Dorn, 36, didn't have a safety chain attaching it to the truck. Safety chains are designed to keep trailers attached to trucks even when the hitch comes loose.
Monday, Dorn was traveling north on Riverside Drive as a city truck, driven by 50-year-old Hugh Edwards, was traveling southbound, police said. A trailer carrying a lawn mower detached from Edwards' truck, veered into the northbound lanes and struck Dorn's GMC Jimmy, police said.
No charges have been filed in the case.
For more on this story, read Friday's Telegraph.