Boat comes off trailer on interstate flipping numerous times

“A large boat being hauled by a pickup truck rolled off a trailer and blocked westbound traffic on Interstate 10 in Crestview for hours Thursday.

A 64-year-old Pensacola man was hauling the 38-foot boat west on Interstate 10 at around 6:50 p.m. when he lost control of the trailer, according to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol.

The boat trailer reportedly started swaying violently from side to side as the pickup truck began to cross under the State Road 85 overpass and the trailer collided with a guardrail.

The collision caused the boat to break loose and overturn numerous times before coming to a rest, blocking both lanes of westbound Interstate 10, FHP reported. The pickup truck was driven to the median on Interstate 10.”

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It took a huge rotator tow truck to lift the boat out of the way. So far, there hasn’t been any speculation as what caused the accident. No witness has mentioned erratic behavior by the driver. Likely, the cause was either due to the trailer or perhaps the truck wasn’t rated to handle such a heavy load. At least no one was hurt during the incident.

When you tow your boat it is important that your boat trailer is functioning properly. Robbinsdale Marine offers boat trailer repair for rollers, electrical, and lighting. Call us at 763-533-0300 to find out more or visit our boat trailer repair page.

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