Two motorcyclists were hurt when a lawnmower fell off a trailer being towed by an SUV and collided with the motorcycle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. It happened about 4:20 p.m. Saturday on State Road 13 in St. Johns County, just south of the Shands Bridge. The FHP said the large mower fell off the trailer, rolled down the road and crossed the center line into the path of the motorcycle. The rider of the motorcycle was flown by air ambulance to UF Health Jacksonville with life-threatening injuries, while the operator of the motorcycle was taken to Baptist South with serious injuries. The FHP said the crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.
According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2001 over 36,000 drivers and passengers lost their lives; another 2.9 million were injured. Experts say that many injuries and deaths aren’t the result of the collision, but of unrestrained cargo, pets or passengers .
Costs of Poor Exterior Cargo Securement
It is important to remember that by properly securing your cargo you are not only ensuring you will deliver your load in one piece, but you are also being responsible to everyone else on the road.