Boonville, NY- Officials say it’s a good thing no one was in the way of a pair of smoking hot bearings that fell off the rear axle of a moving tractor trailer last night in Boonville.
At around 6:30pm, Boonville Fire Department was called out to reports of a smoking object that tumbled down a portion of Lower Schuyler Street. Investigation revealed a tractor trailer was traveling south on State Route 12 and the bearings on the trailer reportedly became extremely hot and fell off during transport, Fire Chief Pritchard said.
Chief Pritchard further added that the bearings continued to tumble down lower Schuyler Street and ended up striking a tree in the front yard of a home. Although there was no fire when crews arrived to the scene, Pritchard said the bearings were still extremely hot.
As far as the truck is concerned, police were able to stop the driver near the Potato Hill Road area, where they arranged repair work to be done.
Chief Pritchard concluded his comments by saying how fortunate it was that no one was in the way of the bearings when they flew off the rear axle. No other information was provided.