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Aug 15, 2013 11:21 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Detached Trailer On Quiogue Crashes Off Montauk Highway, Slows Traffic

Aug 15, 2013 12:14 PM

A trailer became detached from a landscaping truck traveling eastbound on Montauk Highway on Quiogue at about 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, sliding off the road.

The Barry Block Landscape Design and Contracting trailer was carrying a skid steer when it careened off the road just east of the Old Meeting House Road intersection. The forklift stayed attached to the trailer and no one was injured in the incident, Southampton Town Police said on the scene.

Both lanes of traffic remained open but police vehicles on the eastbound shoulder slightly obstructed passing cars. Police said the cause of the incident was unknown.

A New York State trooper also responded to the accident and because the trailer came off a commercial truck the New York State Department of Transportation is required to send someone to the scene to investigate.

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Ah, "detached" on Quiogue, indeed . . .
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 15, 13 11:25 AM
PS those steer have a way of being detached too.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 15, 13 11:27 AM
IN...IN Quiogue, not ON Quiogue. Unless I am missing something...sorry, i have a compulsion to correct grammar...
By EQMama (29), East Quogue on Aug 15, 13 3:55 PM
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"On Quiogue" is local historical vernacular I believe. Not sure of the derivation.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 15, 13 4:39 PM
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Page 5 of the booklet, or p. 10/49 in the PDF pagination
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 15, 13 4:43 PM
Yes, as PBR stated, that is how locals refer to Quiogue since it is a peninsula.
By Frank Costanza (19), Westhampton Beach on Aug 15, 13 4:45 PM
Thanks for the link, PBR!
By Frank Costanza (19), Westhampton Beach on Aug 15, 13 4:47 PM

Also just learned the derivation of "skid-steer" which is turned only by skidding one of the two tracks.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 15, 13 4:53 PM
PS -- to illustrate: do we live in or on Long Island?
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 15, 13 5:08 PM
And just like that I have fulfilled my "learn something new everyday" goal! Thank you all, my apologies to the editor. It never ceases to amaze me how one can live in a place all one's life and still know so very little about it!

As for in/on Long Island, I personally use in New York, ON Long Island, IN my town.
By EQMama (29), East Quogue on Aug 15, 13 5:26 PM
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So even though Quiogue is not an island, long ago in a land and time now shrouded in mist, those living there thought of themselves as . . .

[ see first comment above ]
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 15, 13 5:40 PM
You should try to control that
By jacks (70), hampton bays on Aug 16, 13 7:58 AM
Someone could of been killed.... Why werent the safety chains connected? That truck was overloaded, and the skid steer wasnt over the wheels properly disrtibuting the weight.. the police don't know what happened? Look at the connection between the truck and the trailer... Thank god my kid wasnt bike riding in the area... he could of been killed. Gald Barry Block is making tons of bucks... maybe he should slow down a little and make sure his safety chains are connected!
By dk31 (1), westhampton on Aug 15, 13 10:17 PM
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His truck but he wasn't driving. I was there.

And your child would be foolish to ride in the spot of the accident..the shoulder is only 2 feet wide best at that exact spot.
By Hambone (514), New York on Aug 15, 13 11:01 PM
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By RonMelancon (1), New York, New York on Aug 15, 13 10:19 PM
It is most certainly on Quiogue because as stated that is the historical precedent.

But Is it Q-why-ah-g
or Q-wee-ah-g

My best friend who was born and raised in Quogue (he pronounces it Kwog..a long "O" like "road") says it both ways.

Anyone care to weigh in?
By Hambone (514), New York on Aug 15, 13 11:04 PM
Automated voice on the bus, as it nears Otis Ford, says Quogue (rhymes with "rogue")
Down the road a bit, it says you are in East Quogue (rhymes with "demagogue")
Outsourced voice got no clue, either
By loading... (601), quiogue on Aug 16, 13 8:55 AM
Wonder how it would butcher "quahog" ?
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 16, 13 9:11 AM
I was born and raised in East Quogue (my 4+ generation family pronounces our town Kw-AW-g)...and we pronounce Quiogue...K-why-aw-g
Not sure if we're right or wrong, but that is our vernacular...
By EQMama (29), East Quogue on Aug 22, 13 2:32 PM
How about "quahog?"
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Aug 22, 13 3:26 PM
go to dangerous trailers DOT org and wake up.
By RonMelancon (1), New York, New York on Aug 16, 13 7:31 AM
Safety chains?

Breakaway kit?

Looks like an electric brake trailer, but hard to tell from the photos. Kinda' fuzzy, but zooming in there don't appear to be any hydraulic lines for a surge brake.

This was probably avoidable. Well, the flipping part, anyway...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 17, 13 12:06 PM
Hydraulic lines for a trailer? No such thing. The trailer was electric braked and is suppose to have a battery on it. If the trailer breaks the emergency co rd it is suppose to stop. I don't know if this happened or not, but runaway trailers are no t suppose to free wheel. Thank God the trailer went in the swamp and not cross traffic.
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Aug 18, 13 10:32 AM
Ignorant as usual chiefy.

Surge brakes were employed on trailers for many years and are still produced to this day. They are legal only under certain weight ratio conditions, and function with a master cylinder which is actuated by the inertia of the trailer pushing into the towing vehicle as it comes to a stop.

So yes, there is such a thing.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 19, 13 1:31 PM
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