Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tow Truck Hauling Semi Trailer Hits I-57 Overpass

A tow truck towing an empty semi trailer crashed into the Interstate 57 overpass on West Main Street late Friday morning. 
Salem Police say the driver of the tow truck, 45-year-old Roy Landers of Charleston Road in Salem, refused hospital treatment, but a passenger, 24-year-old Joshua White of East Clark in Salem, was taken to Salem Township Hospital for treatment of facial injuries.

Salem Police say for some reason the boom on the tow truck apparently began extending while westbound on Main Street making it and the front of the trailer higher than the overpass.  The impact bent the frame of the heavy duty tow truck, bowing it in the center.  It also crushed the front portion of the trailer owned by Conway Trucking.

The wreck blocked the westbound lanes of West Main Street for two hours.  Police made the eastbound lanes one way each direction during the clean-up, causing lengthy backups.  The Illinois Department of Transportation inspected the overpass and found no structural damage.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post! A trailer can be towed by most types of vehicle, from trucks and SUVs to family saloon cars. It is designed to carry really heavy loads the tow vehicle does need to have an engine with high amounts of torque.