Oct 30, 2008
A Rome woman was hospitalized this evening after a van she was driving was struck by a trailer that broke loose from another vehicle on Garden Lakes Boulevard.
The 6 p.m. wreck occurred at the railroad track crossing, and was directly in front of Garden Lakes Elementary School.
According to Paul Mansfield of the Rome Police Department:
A trailer towed by a pick-up truck driven by Paul Abrams of Armuchee came loose from the vehicle as it was crossing the railroad tracks.
The loose trailer hit a GMC minvan driven by Shuaib Hanin Wasif of Rome.
Wasif was taken to Floyd Medical Center with minor inju-ries.
Mansfield said Abrams would be cited with not having proper safety restraints on the trailer.
The accident was cleared around 6:45 p.m.