3 hurt as landscaper's trailer detaches, hits car
A man and two children were taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora on Tuesday afternoon after a landscaping trailer became detached from a pickup truck in Plainfield and smashed into their Chevrolet Camaro, Plainfield Police Officer Jim Caliendo said.
All three were believed to have suffered minor injuries.
The accident occurred after 3 p.m. in the eastbound lane of 119th Street. The pickup truck in the westbound lane became separated from the trailer it was towing. The trailer, which held a landscaping vehicle, rolled into the other lane and collided with the Camaro, Caliendo said. A 31-year-old man and two children, ages 12 and 7, were injured.
The driver of the pickup truck was cited with failing to secure a load and other moving violations, officials said.