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Old 06-23-2013, 06:37 AM   #1
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Woman killed in trailer mishap at Pa. campground

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TIOGA, Pa.
Police say a 77-year-old woman is dead after a camper trailer rolled over her while she and her husband were working on it at a central Pennsylvania campground.
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette reports (Ulysses woman killed by camper at Cowanesque Lake - SunGazette.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Williamsport-Sun Gazette ) the accident happened at the Cowanesque Lake Topkins Campground in Tioga County around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Investigators say Alice Faye Erickson was working on the brakes of the camper trailer her husband was hauling with a truck. The brakes of the trailer came loose as she was lying on the ground and the vehicle ran her over.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:31 AM   #2
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What a horrible story.

I like poking around under my coach but it's dangerous under there and things can go very wrong if one's not careful.

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That could have been so easily avoided by chocking the wheels. So simple. So very sad!
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What's worse is the people who gripe about paying someone to do the work for them are more likely to have this happen.
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Help me understand the last post.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:47 PM   #6
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the problem isn't working on your own Rv. the problem is common sense is a rare commodity these days and the penalty is high for lack of it.
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Help me understand the last post.
Just venting.
I was saying they were working on their own RV. Where that is not an issue at all (I'm all about DIY), a lot of times when I deal with people wanting to DIY, it's cause they don't want to pay to get it done properly and have no knowledge at all. I don't ever wish something to go bad when they do it, but I wish more people would understand what CAN happen.
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I live quite close to the family and from what I understand the couple were working to get one of the safety chains loose so they could drop the trailer. Unfortunately the truck was left in neutral and when it started to roll forward with the camper attached the woman was knocked down and run over. A fellow camper was quick to stop the truck or the man would also have been run over. Mike
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I live quite close to the family and from what I understand the couple were working to get one of the safety chains loose so they could drop the trailer. Unfortunately the truck was left in neutral and when it started to roll forward with the camper attached the woman was knocked down and run over. A fellow camper was quick to stop the truck or the man would also have been run over. Mike
now it makes sense what happen. It is very sad that it happened
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And that's the rest of the story. To bad it had to happen, Prayers to her family on their loss. Jim
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That is not something I would want to have to live with, my Condolences to him and any other members of the family.
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A terrible tragedy! A simple oversight can cost so much.
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