how fast do you tow?
While heading home from spring break a few weeks ago, we came across the aftermath of the story below. There was nothing left attached to the trailer's frame except the tires and the holding tanks. We wondered what had caused it but then I found this news story online. 60-62 will be it for me.
Earlier in the afternoon, six people – including five children – were critically injured in a crash on I-65 north between Brewton and Flomaton. Three of the injured were airlifted to a Florida hospital while the remaining three were transported to local hospitals. The accident occurred at the 73-mile marker at approximately 2:30 p.m., and involved a Michigan family in a Ford E350 van pulling a travel trailer. Katelyn Sudduth and her family from Winston County, Ala., were in front of the van when the crash occurred.
“The wind was really bad,” she said. “We could see the camper swerving back and forth between the lanes. We were going about 75, and they were right there behind us. We sped up to 85, trying to get away, but they were still coming,” she said. “That’s when they switched lanes and things went bad. The trailer went sideways, and then it all just rolled I don’t know how many times. There were five kids, one adult and a dog,” she said. “The dog looks OK, but the others – well, we hope they’re going to be OK. One boy, he landed in the bushes, but he wasn’t hurt,” she said.
Lambert said two of the occupants were ejected from the vehicle; however, no official word was available on the condition of the remaining occupants.
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