Trailer Disconnects from Semi Truck on Hwy 90 - SLIDESHOW

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Leon County, Florida - Feb. 24, 2012 -

A trailer disconnected from a semi-truck on Highway 90 near the I-10 interchange just before the Flying J. The incident happened around 11am this morning. The trailer was in the middle of the road when Eyewitness News arrived. The driver says he'd been driving about 3 hours and all of a sudden the trailer detached from his truck. The driver says no one was hurt.

Police began arriving around 11:30am.

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  • by buddy Location: bainbridge ga on Feb 27, 2012 at 02:02 AM
    Yes thats right lets take all the trucks off the road. That way when you go to the gas station or to the stores thier will be nothing to buy. Trucks bring everything to us. Its not the trucks its the four wheelers.
  • by s10 truck cruiser Location: on vacation in weet palm on Feb 26, 2012 at 09:33 AM
    dang i am scared to be beside them now behind them or in front of them.TAKE THEM OFF OUR ROADS.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 25, 2012 at 06:55 AM
    Patrick Fl dosnt have a class d anymore you can drive comm vehicle up to 26000# with a class e (reg operators lic)
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 08:35 PM
    Pretty much no excuse when a semi trailer goes prospectin' for trouble. This tech was worked out long ago.
  • by patrick on Feb 24, 2012 at 08:28 PM
    They really need to require common knowledge about trucks on class D licenses testing. Im sick of hearing non professional drivers complain about how unsafe truckers are. This isn't a car. They dont have a clue what we go through every day. We drive more miles in a year than most do in 6 years.
  • by Ron Melancon Location: Glen Allen on Feb 24, 2012 at 06:36 PM
    Donald Karol of the NTSB...Ray LaHood of NHTSA does not care about the death and loss of lives by loose runaway trailer. What if this trailer hit a School Bus...would we get action? In Florida Kim Montez of the Florida State Highway Patrol is hiding the accident report of a Women who lost her life in Orlando in August when a Homemade Trailer destroyed her
  • by Ron Melancon Location: Glen Allen on Feb 24, 2012 at 06:24 PM
    Please go to and take note that if big tractor trailers can't keep their trailers attached to the do you expect all the small utility trailers that people tow to stay connected...
  • by Big Roller Location: N C ,,at the F-J for furel on Feb 24, 2012 at 11:18 AM
    If it came loose after driving that long,,the truck and trailer both needs to be checked ,,,,,something happen to make it unhook itself ..I also have been a long distance driver for over 25 years and know something broke,are in was not locked in all the way and maeded it that long ,,,,I know DOT will be all over that truck ..
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      by J Turner on Feb 24, 2012 at 12:02 PM in reply to Big Roller
      DOT does not do that anymore.... If you look closely,on then white patrol cars with blue stripes no longer has the DOT decal on the sides of the patrol cars... The decal of the Florida Highway Patrol are now on these patrol cars! ;-)
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        by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 02:31 PM in reply to J Turner
        actually DOT does do that, just under FHP. They still have the same job, just under a different office.
  • by Marvin (Your Cousin) on Feb 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM
    Figures a hot story like this would break after Tommy Greene dies.
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      by Surly on Feb 24, 2012 at 08:36 PM in reply to Marvin (Your Cousin)
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:53 AM
    Drug test him
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