Road Debris: Creating a Serious Hazard for Drivers

Dangerous Debris tonight

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — An average of 25,000 car crashes each year are caused by unsecured cargo falling off of cars and trucks.

One local couple was rear-ended at 50 mph on the highway after swerving to avoid debris that fell off a truck.

“As soon as we came around the corner, branches were everywhere! There was no getting around it,” recalled a victim.

Tonight on Eyewitness News at 5, hear their full story and tips on what you can do if you spot debris on the road.

 

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