Saturday, July 18, 2009

Traffic on Connector slowed by boat that fell off a trailer

Note: NO Inspections on trailers like these... Was the tire that blew out an ST Rated Tire?

A blown trailer tire caused this accident on the Coquihalla Connector. (Photo Joe Fries)
Friday, July 17th, 2009 | 5:18 pm

By Joe Fries

Traffic on the Coquihalla Connector heading towards Kelowna has been reduced to one lane as two tow trucks clear an accident.

The incident, abut 30 kilometres from the junction with Highway 97, happened when a driver in an eastbound lost control of his boat trailer. The driver thinks he blew a tire, causing the loss of control. The boat ended up overturned in the ditch.

The driver of large U-haul truck swerved to miss the accident and ended up with his tires in the ditch.

There were no injuries.

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