Barry Block Defective Utility Trailer

Detached Trailer On Quiogue Crashes Off Montauk Highway, Slows Traffic

Publication: The Southampton Press
By Kyle Campbell   Aug 15, 2013 11:21 AM
Aug 15, 2013 12:14 PM

A trailer became detached from a landscaping truck traveling eastbound on Montauk Highway on Quiogue at about 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, sliding off the road.

The Barry Block Landscape Design and Contracting trailer was carrying a skid steer when it careened off the road just east of the Old Meeting House Road intersection. The forklift stayed attached to the trailer and no one was injured in the incident, Southampton Town Police said on the scene.

Both lanes of traffic remained open but police vehicles on the eastbound shoulder slightly obstructed passing cars. Police said the cause of the incident was unknown.

A New York State trooper also responded to the accident and because the trailer came off a commercial truck the New York State Department of Transportation is required to send someone to the scene to investigate.

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