Johnathan Robbins of Glenwood, Arkansas, and his wife hug after he lost control of his travel trailer and wrecked on US-59 in Goodrich.
Travelers Lose Control on US-59, GOODRICH, May 18, 2011 - At approximately 12:47 pm on May 18, 2011, a red 2004 Chevy truck driven by Johnathan Dial Robbins, 30, of Glenwood, Arkansas, was north-bound on US-59 in the area of Goodrich. According to Robbins, as he came to the top of a hill, there was traffic backed up due to a minor accident. "As I came to the top of the hill, all the sudden cars were backed up and I lost it". Robbins slid off 59 to the right and into the grass as his travel trailer turned over. "I'm just glad I missed all the cars and nobody was hurt" he stated to PolkCountyToday.com.
Deputy Craig Taylor and DPS Trooper David Flowers were dispatched to the scene. One lane of traffic was blocked on each side of the 59 as the accident was being investigated and cleared. According to Trooper Flowers, Johnathan Robbins was issued a citation for failure to control speed. Because of the size and weight of the 2004 Mountaineer travel trailer, a heavy duty wrecker from Williamson Wrecker had to be called into turn the trailer upright. The truck and trailer will be stored at Fawbush Body Shop in Goodrich. The scene was cleared shortly before 3 pm.
Click here to watch the trailer get turned upright.
Robbins was pulling a travel trailer with this 2004 Chevy truck (Robbins was using a 5th wheel). Deputy Craig Taylor at left
Robbins was being followed in a car by his wife.
Robbins speaks with Trooper David Flowers (left) and Deputy Craig Taylor.
Robbins' dog "Smores" was riding in the car and showed genuine concern...
...while Pooh seemd unbothered and content to relax in the back seat.
A heavy duty wrecker was called in to tip the travel trailer upright.
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