Wednesday, August 13, 2008

3 hurt as landscaper's trailer detaches, hits car


3 hurt as landscaper's trailer detaches, hits car

A man and two children were taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora on Tuesday afternoon after a landscaping trailer became detached from a pickup truck in Plainfield and smashed into their Chevrolet Camaro, Plainfield Police Officer Jim Caliendo said.

All three were believed to have suffered minor injuries.

The accident occurred after 3 p.m. in the eastbound lane of 119th Street. The pickup truck in the westbound lane became separated from the trailer it was towing. The trailer, which held a landscaping vehicle, rolled into the other lane and collided with the Camaro, Caliendo said. A 31-year-old man and two children, ages 12 and 7, were injured.

The driver of the pickup truck was cited with failing to secure a load and other moving violations, officials said.

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