Scary Looking Scene Turns Out To Be Nothing More Than Odd Incident
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
What looked pretty rough from the highway turned out to be nothing more than some downtime and aggravation for an area construction company when a trailer carrying heavy equipment turned over at the county line on Wednesday around noon.
According to the driver, who did not give his name, he was operating a Volvo dump truck owned by Cornerstone Construction, LLC. He said he was traveling north on KY 101 up Knob Hill and turned left onto Noah Bledsoe Rd. The dump truck was hauling a large trailer carrying a sky-lift/telehandler machine.
The driver said as he turned, he saw the trailer shift and rotate clockwise as it twisted and broke the hitch from the truck. The truck would've likely turned over as well if the hitch hadn't broken loose.
Since the truck had to make a steep climb up the hill, the driver said he wasn't traveling fast enough for the trailer to shift with speed alone, but the trailer had a blown-out tire and tire marks could be seen on the road in the turning path, which he said was a likely explanation.
No injuries were reported and no emergency personnel were called to the scene. A tow truck later came and uprighted the trailer and the scene was cleared shortly after.