Published February 25, 2010 10:45 pm - A Moultrie man was injured in an accident Wednesday afternoon when a trailer broke away from a truck.
Trailer comes loose, hits oncoming car
MOULTRIE — A Moultrie man was injured in an accident Wednesday afternoon when a trailer broke away from a truck.
Richard Jones, of 220 Fourth Ave. S.E., was taken to Colquitt Regional Medical Center with injuries from the collision. A hospital spokesperson said he was listed in stable condition Thursday afternoon.
A Toyota Tacoma truck, driven by Michael Newberry of Norman, Pa., was towing a trailer down North Main Street. As the truck passed the Fifth Avenue North intersection at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday, the trailer came loose from the truck and went into the northbound lanes of North Main Street.
A Daewoo Nubria, driven by Jones, was driving north on North Main Street approaching the intersection when the trailer came loose. He told a Moultrie police officer the trailer came straight at his car, and it collided with the Nubria’s front end. Newberry told the officer he did not realize the trailer had come off the truck in time to prevent the collision.
The Nubria had extensive front end damage with air bags deployed, and Jones was taken to Colquitt Regional with pain in his legs. Newberry was not injured.
Newberry was cited for defective equipment in the collision, as the officer noted the trailer did not have chains securing it to the truck. Jones was not cited or charged.