Boat falls off trailer on I-95 south in Hanover - WNEM TV 5

Boat falls off trailer on I-95 south in Hanover

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(Source: Lee Anne Holdren) (Source: Lee Anne Holdren)

Virginia State Police say a boat fell off a trailer on Interstate 95 Thursday afternoon.

A woman was driving to Florida on I-95 south when the tow strap that hooks onto the boat broke around 1:45 p.m. The boat fell off the trailer just south of mile marker 88, not far from the Lewistown Road exit.

The driver lost control and the trailer, with the boat on board, overcorrected and went off the shoulder. No other vehicles were in the area, so no one was hurt and no additional damage occurred.

Police briefly closed all lanes, but have since cleared the scene. The driver will not be charged.

Click here to see part one of our trailer safety investigation:

NBC12 is investigating trailer accidents tonight on 12News at 11. Rachel DePompa finds out who, if anyone, is making sure the trailers on the road with you, are safely attached.

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