Semi rear-ends semi

The Weekly Vista - - News -

Po­lice of­fi­cer Ken­neth Sabby ex­am­ines a trac­tor-trailer in­volved in a rear-end col­li­sion in the north­bound lane of U.S. High­way 71, just south of the Rior­dan Road in­ter­sec­tion, on Oct. 16. The ac­ci­dent re­duced north­bound traf­fic to a sin­gle lane un­til the road could be cleared and slowed traf­fic in the south­bound lane as driv­ers slowed down to look. Po­lice of­fi­cer Justin Green said the truck, pic­tured, failed to slow down when the trac­tor-trailer in front of it started brak­ing. It col­lided with the other truck’s trailer, he said, and bent the trailer’s rear safety bar into the tires, re­sult­ing in flat tires and a sus­pected bro­ken axle. The trailer was un­able to roll, he said. There were no in­juries re­ported, Green said.

Keith Bryant/The Weekly Vista

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