Weight shift may have caused trucker to lose control of his rig
Submitted by Howard Owens on September 2, 2009 - 1:27pm
The driver of a tractor trailer says a possible weight shift caused him to lose control of his trailer last night, causing his rig to rumble off southbound Route 63 and strike a utility pole.
Pole #5867 was sheared off at its base and the trailer overturned.
The driver, Ljubisa Savuljeskovic, 55, of 192 Hugson St., Hamilton, Ontario Canada, was not injured in the accident.
The mishap was reported at 9:14 p.m.
A witness told Deputy C.J. Minuto that she saw Savuljeskovic swerve suddenly and then seem to overreact, causing him to lose control of the trailer.
National Grid was called to the scene to repair the utility pole.