Trucker Loses Trailer Nearly Taking Out A House

Yorkville, Illinois – A truck driver was cited on Monday afternoon after the trailer he was hauling became detached an almost took out a home in Yorkville.

Yorkville Police say 32 year-old Jovany Cortes was cited for hauling an Unsafe Load after his trailer detached while operating on southbound Route 47 around 12:44 p.m. The trailer nearly struck a home, but fortunately no injuries were reported.

An image from the scene shows the trailer just feet from the house. Police report the trailer hit some bushes around the home. Additional damage was caused to shrubs, a yard and the undercarriage of the trailer but not to any structures.

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