On Thursday January 9th at approximately 3:45 p.m. I was driving south on Hwy 22 on the south side of Dickinson. At SE 8th Street, beside the Loaf N’ Jug store, a new white color Chevy pickup truck towing a utility trailer, entered Hwy 22 from the east, and proceeded south on Hwy 22.
The enclosed utility trailer that was being towed was approximately 7’W x 7’H x 14′ L. This enclosed utility trailer had an “advertising wrap”, it was completely covered in advertising for CHI St. Alexius Hospital in Dickinson.
The Chevy pickup truck towing the St. Alexius Hospital utility trailer traveled at the 65 mph speed limit for eight to ten miles south out of Dickinson, past the Dickinson Airport, and into the sparsely populated rural farming area.
I was following the St. Alexius Hospital utility trailer at a distance of at least 300 ft. I was not in a hurry at all, I had plenty of time to get where I was going. The highway was clear of snow, but there was probably some frost on the highway, because the skies were overcast and it was about 20 degrees F outside.
About four miles south of the Dickinson Airport, I noticed that the St. Alexius Hospital utility trailer had slowed down, because my following distance had decreased to about 250 ft. Within a fraction of a second, when I was at a distance of maybe 225 ft., I realized that the utility trailer had come to a complete stop in the middle of the road!
I began braking my vehicle as hard as I could without going into a skid, when I was about 200 ft. from the stopped utility trailer, I was still going 60 mph. I had no expectation or warning that the utility trailer would come to a complete stop in the middle of the highway, in the middle of nowhere, for no reason!
I believed that there was no way I was going to be able to stop in time to not hit the back of the St. Alexius Hospital utility trailer, I would have to go around it on the left side or the right side, but was the white Chevy pickup truck tow vehicle about to turn to the left or to the right?
I made my decision to go off the highway to the right side, to try to avoid the rear-end collision, and I began steering my vehicle in that direction. When I began going onto the right highway shoulder, I could then see that the while color new Chevy pickup truck tow vehicle had its brake lights lit up bright, at their brightest intensity, the brake light intensity for a complete stop with the driver’s foot hard on the brake!
Those God Damn, mother fucking, stupid, incompetent Catholics couldn’t be bothered to hook up the utility trailer light plug to the Chevy tow vehicle! Every new truck that has a tow hitch, comes with a plug installed at the rear bumper, where the trailer light plug gets plugged in. It is not a courtesy, it is required by law that all trailers have operating running lights, brake lights, and turn signal lights.
I knew instantly that I had no warning that the St. Alexius Hospital utility trailer was slowing down and had come to a complete stop, because it had no brake lights, because the Catholics had not plugged the trailer light cable into the Chevy pickup truck plug.
To make things even worse, as I was braking and steering my vehicle towards the right shoulder in order to slide past the utility trailer on the right side, the Chevy pickup truck tow vehicle began making a right turn!
This was at the turn-off for the Dickinson Southwest Speedway race track, at 47th Street SW. I could see that there was a small side-by-side UTV on 47th Street SW that appeared to have been waiting for this white Chevy truck and utility trailer. What appeared to have happened, was that the driver of the Chevy pickup truck tow vehicle had not known the exact location of the turn-off, that is why the driver came to a complete stop in the middle of the highway, they didn’t know where the turn-off was, and they probably almost drove past it.
My vehicle speed was down to about 30 mph when the St. Alexius Hospital idiot made the right hand turn onto 47th Street SW. I slowed down even more, and I considered for about a minute, turning onto 47th Street SW and pulling the Chevy pickup truck driver over, whatever it took to get the driver to stop, and angrily confronting them about the vehicle accident that they almost caused by not having their utility trailer lights hooked up.
I drove on, and I considered calling someone at the St. Alexius Hospital the following day to explain to them the vehicle accident that they almost caused, and that they are required by law to have operating brake lights and turn signals on their utility trailer.
The problem is that the Catholics in Dickinson who work at the St. Alexius Hospital, they excuse themselves in every failure and every stupid thing that they do, and say that it is “God’s will”. Not hooking up their utility trailer lights, “It’s in God’s Hands”, they are not responsible, or accountable, and they have no intention of changing.