Several Hurt When Trailer Rolls Across Davenport Cemetery

Associated Press

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Several people who were helping distribute flags for Memorial Day are recovering from scrapes and bruises after the trailer they were riding on careened across a cemetery.

The Quad-City Times reports 10 adults and children were on the flatbed trailer when it broke free from the truck pulling it and rolled several hundred feet downhill before hitting a tree.

Davenport police Sgt. Eric Court says some people jumped from the trailer and some rode it down, but fortunately no one was seriously hurt.

The trailer did knock over several graveside vases and knocked down some flowers that decorated graves.

Gayle Green says she was screaming the whole time, but afterward she compared to a sled ride.

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