Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Accident Ties Up Traffic For Holiday Travelers Yet Another Loose Trailer In Maryland

Reported by: Christian Schaffer
Email: christian.schaffer@wmar.com
Reported by: Amy Waidler
Last Update: 5/26 10:09 pm
All lanes of I-95 in Harford County are back open, after a travel trailer became dislodged from the truck that was towing it. It happened Monday afternoon, just as thousands of drivers were trying to get home from their Memorial Day weekend.

Tom Igoe of Glen Burnie told ABC-2 News that he and his wife were heading back from their vacation in New Jersey, when they felt a jolt, and noticed their towed RV had broken loose. “The sway bars gave out and it flipped,” Igoe said.
It took more than an hour for two tow trucks to flip the RV back onto its wheels, and clear the area. In the meantime traffic backed up for miles in the southbound lanes of I-95.

Igoe says he believes he connected the trailer properly, so he's not sure how it broke free. No one was injured in the incident, but it could have been much worse. In May of 2007, a much smaller trailer broke free from a truck on the Bay Bridge, causing a seven-car collision in which three people died.

Tom Igoe says he's learned his lesson. “Always be careful how it's hooked up; even if it is hooked up correctly, things can happen,” he said.

State Police are investigating. So far there is no word yet on whether Igoe will face any charges in connection with the incident.

Baltimore County, MD -- A recreational trailer flipped over this afternoon while traveling southbound on I-95 past Rt -152 in White Marsh.

Propane spilled from the vehicle causing officials to shut down I-95 South. The two right lanes are now open to traffic but there are significant delays at this time. I-95 northbound is completely open.

Stay with ABC-2 and abc2news.com as this story develops.


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