The Needless Death Of Marc Macado Full Story!

We simply ask....would you put your own child into a HOMEMADE baby seat? 








Then we ask a women lost her life due to a defective ROLLER COASTER IN TEXAS and her story got over 1,000 news articles published Nationwide and everybody is asking for better inspections on Roller Coaster Rides.

This child gets destroyed by a Homemade Trailer and his life only gets 3 news articles publihed and nobody wants better STANDARDS on Utility Trailers and NOBODY wants inspections on all trailers under 3,000 GVWR.  We will Continue to expose the truth.


Sep 15, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Cyclist seriously hurt after being struck by homemade trailer that came loose from truck

ByMercury staff

ARTHUR—A 14-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital in Hamilton Saturday afternoon after being struck by a utility trailer that came loose from the vehicle towing it.

Wellington County OPP said the incident occurred at roughly 1:15 p.m. on County Road 109, two kilometers east of Arthur.

Police said a 1979 GMC pick-up truck was towing a homemade utility trailer was eastbound on County Road 109 when the trailer began to sway and then detached from the truck, striking a 14-year-old boy from Conn who was riding his bicycle westbound on the other side of the road.

OPP officers attended along with Guelph-Wellington Emergency Services and Wellington North Fire and Rescue.

The road was closed for several hours while the incident was investigated.



Sep 17, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Arthur trailer crash should spur provincial action, says safety watchdog

GUELPH — Ontario should upgrade its laws surrounding the use of utility trailers following an incident near Arthur days ago that has left a local boy in hospital, says a North American traffic safety issues advocate.

Ron Melancon, a Virginia-based volunteer firefighter and EMT (emergency medical technician), has spent the last 14 years following news reports of homemade trailers coming loose from vehicles and causing injuries. He runs the website dangeroustrailers.org and said the story of the 15-year-old boy from Conn injured by a trailer Saturday really hit home for him.

Marc Machado, 15, remains in critical condition in McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton after being hit by a homemade trailer that came off a pick-up truck near Arthur early Saturday afternoon. The collision took place on County Road 109, while the boy was riding his bicycle on the side of the road. Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police said the investigation is still ongoing and no charges have been laid.

With a teenaged boy of his own, Melancon said the child in the hospital could have been his own son.

"The family needs to know that this happened, not because of him riding a bike in the wrong place at the wrong time," said Melancon.

He said he looks online every night for reports of homemade trailers or trailer parts causing injury to others. He said he has more than 900 combinations of key words set up to alert him when something happens involving a homemade trailer.

His campaign began when he ran into the back of a black homemade trailer without lights. He was forced to pay $400 in damages in the incident. It was after this collision he started researching the legality around building and using homemade trailers.

Melancon successfully lobbied lawmakers in his home state of Virginia to pass enhanced trailer-safety measures in 2010. He said with his successful campaigning, police officers are now able to pull vehicles over when it looks like someone is towing an unsafe trailer.

"Would you put a baby into a homemade car seat?" he said in a phone interview on Monday.

While he hears many stories of homemade trailer incidents in the U.S., he said he also comes across stories from Canada. In 2009, Melancon wrote former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty, expressing his concern for the lack of standards around homemade trailers driving on the province's roads.

Ontario's Ministry of Transportation website says a trailer is considered a separate vehicle and before it can be towed on a public road, it must be registered with Service Ontario.

Ajay Woozageer, spokesperson with the province's Ministry of Transportation, said certain requirements must be met with a trailer's lighting, tires, signals, bearings and hitches before they can be towed on public roads. The law requires brakes on trailers weighing more than 1,360 kilograms. Other regulations depend on the length and width of the trailer, as well as the time of day.

In an email response, he said while homemade trailers need to meet the same requirements as manufactured ones, a trailer does not require a safety inspection in order to be registered.

To register a homemade trailer weighing more than 1,360 kg, the applicant must provide written declaration of ownership, a description of the trailer, a declaration the trailer is homemade and the year the trailer was built.

To register a homemade trailer weighing less than 1,360 kg, no supporting documentation is required, he said.

Melancon said his campaign into getting more legislation around towing trailers in the United States and Canada will not stop until reasonable standards are set.

He suggests annual inspections by the province should be mandated for utility trailers more than three years old to allow their use on Ontario roadways.

"Can you build a building with no inspections?" he said. Then why are people allowed to tow homemade trailers without having them inspected, he added.

cseto@guelphmercury.com


17 hours ago  |  Vote 0    0

Wellington County youth dies from injuries in collision with trailer

ByMercury staff

WELLINGTON NORTH TOWNSHIP—A 15-year-old youth has died from injuries suffered last month when he was struck by utility trailer while cycling near Arthur.

Marc Machado, a resident of Conn, died on Thursday at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton.

He was hit by a utility trailer just after 1 p.m. on Sept. 12. The trailer had become detached from a pick-up that was towing it on County Road 109 approximately two kilometres east of Arthur.

No charges have been laid in the case and investigation continues.

The OPP has identified the driver of the pick-up. He is a 17-year-old from Wellington North Township.

The Wellington County OPP is urge any person with information or who may have witnessed this incident to contact them at 1888 310 1122. Persons wishing to remain anonymous, are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com.

editor@guelphmercury.com





Our Letter! Its about time we get action...how many more lives have to be lost like this?
      Ron J. Melancon President
    www.dangeroustrailers.org
    8898 Castle Point Drive
    Glen Allen,  VA 23060

    dusterrm1@comcast.net

    804-270-3727

    Dear Utility Trailer Safety Advocate:

    We have been trying a new approach with our life saving efforts but when we have been told to "Keep Quiet" as with evidence you are about to see on the promise that safety efforts will be done.

    We'll we did our part and we gave our political safety officials ample time to address.  While we sat back and watch these very same safety officials from Canada, United States and Even In STATES promise to help fund us in our research they decided to do nothing.

    While we have chosen to take the higher road we simply state that we support all LIFE saving efforts.  The evidence will show that our Political leaders place more value on a Horse's life than Human lives.

    We simply ask this question. 

    "Would you put your own child into a "Homemade Baby Car Seat" ?
    "Would you drive your own Vehicle using a Car that was built to "Voluntary Standards"?

    "Would you build your own home and instead of using NAILS you put it together using "Duct Tape"?
    See http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/04/rockford_man_who_secured_trail.html

    "Would you let your Husband and Daughter be destroyed by a loose trailer and then come out and tell the world about unsafe trailers"?
    See
    http://www.dangeroustrailers.org/Griving_Mom_The_Truth_.html

    "Would you let the Only STATE in the Nation and the Only Company in the Nation who has inspected trailers over 3,000 GVWR and present his findings along with us go unchecked"
    See
    http://www.dangeroustrailers.org///img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/9169440b-3652-44f1-8b64-9c12f03c446b/downloads/Compuspections_Book_Presented_To_NTSB_Part_Three__09-12-2011.PDF

    "Would you let two parents along with 4 other deaths go unsolved because 12 States including careless South Carolina and Farmers do not want to REGISTER trailers?
    See
    http://www.dangeroustrailers.org/Stolen_Trailers_Page.html

    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM1I-tDixzo

    Owner of trailer that caused deadly accident remains unknown

    Then why are the continued loss of lives.....by unsafe UTILITY trailers not being noticed by anybody in Political Safety Leadership in the United States and Canada not being addressed?

    What happened to the prevention of deaths and injures by something we know how to fix for over 14 years?  See this VCU crash team reports and pay attention to the last page.

    See
    http://www.dangeroustrailers.org///img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/9169440b-3652-44f1-8b64-9c12f03c446b/downloads/TA14new.pdf
    See the carnage what a Flying Trailer can do!  A car is not designed to take a SPEAR into it.!
    Every State and Every Providence in Canada has chosen not to address all trailers under 3,000 GVWR yet they want EVERY CAR to have a "backover camera".

    We did what they asked us to do! Safety advocates in Pensiliviania are the only one's who have help the best they can.  Every insurance company has ignored our repeated attempts to save lives as evidence by this letter from 2002!!!!
    See
    http://www.dangeroustrailers.org///img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/9169440b-3652-44f1-8b64-9c12f03c446b/downloads/Letter_Dated_Aug_2002_From_Normon_Minetta_to_Congressma_Bake.pdf

    The worst one is ERIE insurance because they have turned a blind eye.  FYI if your trailer comes loose from your vehicle you do NOT HAVE COVERAGE under a standard auto policy.  The life we may save might be someone you know.

    Sincerely,


    Ron J. Melancon

    -------What happened after this meeting....NOTHING... and dangeroustrailers.org will continue to expose the truth.

    Now another child has died....why did he die?  Becuase our Political Leaders are all talk and no action.

    How slow does saving lives have to be?
    Subject: July teleconference, horse trailer standards
    Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:31:48 -0400

    Ron - 
    
    Just didn't want you to think that everyone has failed to be interested in
    improving trailer standards.  At least Canada is interested in attempting to
    write a standard for HORSE trailers!  Once we get that - perhaps we can roll
    it over to other areas?
    
    Please do not take any action on this email - it is FYI only - when the
    teleconference is over I will of course share what I can with you.  As in
    most things - this is a slow process.
    
    Rebecca
    
    -----Original Message----- 
    July teleconference, horse trailer standards
     Canadian
    Standards Association. The CSA is interested in the possibility of
    establishing standards for horse trailers.
    
    As noted at the Animal Transportation Association Vancouver 2012
    international conference on horse transport, the lack of standards in
    the manufacture of non-commercial horse trailers contributes to injury
    and death of horses and humans. Your USRider on-going study of over 800
    known trailer incidents reveals poor quality materials including tires,
    wiring, braking performance, instability at highway speeds, poor welds,
    trailer skin so thin it can be punched through with a fist, shifting
    loads, mismatch between trailer and tow vehicle, tow vehicle and trailer
    separation, overloading, no mandatory recall on defective parts, and
    horses thrown or falling from the trailer and posing an additional road
    hazard.
    
    As well, few trailers meet the Five Freedoms endorsed by animal welfare
    interests: providing an environment conducive to normal behavior, rest,
    drinking and eating, and which minimizes the risk of injury, mental or
    physical distress, or disease.
    
    Currently, there are no standards in North America for manufacturing
    horse trailers. To the best of my knowledge, standards are also
    non-existent in New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.
    
    With your help, the CSA will explore the level of interest among
    stakeholders for supporting a research effort into establishing
    standards for horse trailer design and structure. Part of the effort
    might include minimum braking performance, minimum wiring standards and
    protection of horse and human life during typical highway incidents such
    as occur at intersections, collisions, and roll-overs.
    
    These Standards would provide an informed basis for manufacturing,
    insurance, regulatory, animal welfare and public interests to compare
    trailer quality and engineering. They would level the playing field
    among manufacturers. No longer would a trailer dealer be able to tell
    the naive buyer that the reason the trailer top is so flimsy is because
    "It is better for horses to be thrown from a trailer in an accident."
    
    Should the project to develop a Standard proceed following the
    feasibility study, the Standard will not become enforceable until it is
    referenced in a contract, in legislation, by being adopted by insurance
    issuers or underwriters or by Transport Canada or a similar authority.
    
    Your participation is vital. Before the CSA can become involved with a
    feasibility study, it needs to determine in this conference call the
    level of support, both volunteer and monetary, from the stakeholders.
    
    If the feasibility study is approved and indicates that there is a need,
    the next step will be to set up a standards development project. The CSA
    is the project manager but only the expert technical committee decides
    on the content of the Standard. If further applied research is required
    the work may contracted to a qualified test facility.
    
    Those few trailer manufacturers who have already applied testing
    standards to their product could likely save the technical committee
    much time. But the committee would need to judge the validity of the tests.
    
    We look forward to consulting with you. This is followed by
    further details of the CSA's role and the equipment required for your
    participation in the teleconference.
    
    
     An agenda will be circulated to confirmed
    participants prior to the teleconference. Confirmed participants will
    also receive a biographical sketch of each of the participants prior to
    the teleconference.
     
    
    

    Would you ask for help if this was your child?  Would you then think

    differently if your child died like this?  Why does it have to happen

    to you to wake up and understand that Homemade Trailers should be

    banned.


    <>It breaks our heart that I am not financially

    strong enough to combat the Utility Trailer Industry that advocates

    "Voluntary Standards" and Every State, Every Providence that allows

    anybody to build and use a "Homemade Trailer" that they would not be

    allowed to build a "Homemade Baby seat" and now this child has died.

    We know how to have prevented but all we get is no action from our

    Political Safety Leaders Why?

    To Doctor R...and you know who you are....release your data to us.

    To Delegate Pollard do you still think Homemade Trailers on our Roads

    is safe?

    To Delegate O'Bannon What do you say now?

    To Henrico County Manager Mr. V.  The money I used could have been

    better used for Dangerous Trailers.org

    To South Carolinia State Senator Sheeley What you do you say now?

    Why do we have to wait until the next accident, death and destruction

    of people and we have to record and record the mounting evidence that

    this is a growing issue.

    But...people in Washington and Canada are more concerned with "Backover

    Accidents" 

    I simply ask....Would you use a HOMEMADE baby seat for your own child?


    Yes or No.






    Wellington County youth dies from injuries in collision with trailer

    ByMercury staff

    WELLINGTON NORTH TOWNSHIP—A 15-year-old youth has died from injuries suffered last month when he was struck by utility trailer while cycling near Arthur.

    Marc Machado, a resident of Conn, died on Thursday at McMaster Children's Hospital in Hamilton.

    He was hit by a utility trailer just after 1 p.m. on Sept. 12. The trailer had become detached from a pick-up that was towing it on County Road 109 approximately two kilometres east of Arthur.

    No charges have been laid in the case and investigation continues.

    The OPP has identified the driver of the pick-up. He is a 17-year-old from Wellington North Township.

    The Wellington County OPP is urge any person with information or who may have witnessed this incident to contact them at 1888 310 1122. Persons wishing to remain anonymous, are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com.

    editor@guelphmercury.com

    Mark Andrew Machado Obituary

    Date of Birth:

    Friday, October 3rd, 1997

    Date of Death:

    Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

    Funeral Home:

    Newediuk Funeral Home
    2058 Kipling Avenue
    Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
    M9W 4J9

    Obituary:

    MACHADO, Mark –

    With extreme sadness, the family of Mark Machado announces his passing on October 3rd, 2013 at McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario. Much loved son of Sandra Machado and John Hanti. Dear brother of Kevin, Heather, Scott, Julian and Charlotte. Friends and family may call at the W.C. Town Funeral Chapel, 110 Dundas Street East, Whitby, on Thursday, October 10th, from 2 – 4pm & 7 – 9pm. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday, October 11th at 5:00pm. Donations in Mark’s memory to a TD Trust Fund for Mark Machado, Branch #2050 Account # 6253207 would be greatly appreciated.


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