Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Port Hope woman injured by unhinged hog trailer

Port Hope woman injured by unhinged hog trailer

Posted by The Bay City Times February 19, 2008 08:36AM

MARLETTE - Police said a Port Hope motorist's car struck a livestock trailer on M-53 on Monday after the trailer came loose from the truck pulling it.

Sanilac County Sheriff's Department deputies found several hogs running loose when they arrived at the crash scene about 1 p.m. Monday.

Rescuers took the Port Hope motorist, a 52-year-old woman, to Marlette Community Hospital but police haven't identified her. Officers said a 32-year-old Deford man drove north on M-53, pulling the livestock trailer, at the time of the crash.

The Port Hope woman drove behind the trailer when it came loose, officers said.

Following the incident the Deford man left the scene on M-53 at Walker Road, only to return later, police said. Police didn't identify the Deford driver, but said workers loaded the livestock on a passer-by's trailer for delivery to their original destination.

The livestock trailer wound up lying on its side in M-53's northbound lane.

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