Owners Trolled After Their Mobile Home Crashes and Blocks NC Highway | "This Isn't Where I Parked My House..."
Mobile homes are gaining popularity in recent times and people are getting habituated to moving around frequently for vacations. They no longer have to worry about leaving their homes behind. But one must consider the size of their mobile homes before they build them and be careful about carrying them around as well. Otherwise, people with mobile homes might just find themselves stuck in infuriatingly odd situations. According to WSOC-TV, a trailer tractor carrying a mobile home fell onto Interstate 485 in Charlotte, North Carolina recently.
The crash not only injured four people but also partially blocked the busy highway just before the inner loop of Moores Chapel Road. Chopper 9 Skyzoom reported the crash before 11 a.m. on Thursday (May 25, 2023) and the traffic could be seen stalled for miles behind the mobile home. First responders arrived to clear the mess as the mobile home was left in splinters and a few cars were spotted peeking from underneath the debris.
It looks like that house was traveling in the outer lanes and then cut into inner lane traffic. pic.twitter.com/bfRONACV8t— Joe Bruno (@JoeBrunoWSOC9) May 25, 2023
Firefighters alerted the vehicles passing by the area to expect possible delays and suggested they take alternate routes. Clayton Homes, the company that is behind building this particular mobile home, released a statement to Channel 9, per WSOC-TV and addressed the unfortunate incident. “A Clayton transportation truck carrying a manufactured home was involved in an accident on I-485 near Charlotte, N.C. We understand no Clayton team members were injured in the accident. Safety is our company’s top priority and we are working closely with local authorities to learn more,” the statement read.
At least it wasn't another trainwreck...— Eric Dixon (@Eric66fal) May 26, 2023
We call this ‘wheel estate’— Larry Clark (@clark73_clark) May 26, 2023
“Babe I’m gonna be late. There’s a house in my way”— Chris Barbre (@Steelers_ChrisB) May 27, 2023
“Just say you’re cheating on me already”
Laura Butler, a driver who witnessed the crash happening in front of her eyes spoke to Joe Bruno from Channel 9 and shared her side of the story. “There was a tractor-trailer carrying a mobile home, a single-wide trailer and he got in front of another transfer truck and kind of clipped them off,” she said. Another driver, Eliana Hounslow and her brother were driving by the wreckage and they pulled up to an overpass in order to get a better view.
This isn't where I parked my house...— 'Techie' Jim (@jimbo2150) May 28, 2023
Are you adding this to your list of things that have spilled on charlotte area roadways, Joe?— Gary Grumbach (@GaryGrumbach) May 25, 2023
You don’t have to go home, but you can’t park your home where the rest of us drive… 🙄— K.L. Steed (@k1harmon_steed) May 26, 2023
“Just for the whole thing to come across into four lanes of traffic on the other side, that’s crazy,” she said. It's an oddly amusing sight to see a house in the middle of the street after all. Bobby Thompson, another individual who lives next to the highway said, "Very surprised to see a house sitting in the middle of I-485,” he said. Thompson is thankful no one died, and he shared his sympathy for those whom the mobile home belonged to. “Certainly a bad day for somebody,” Thompson added, per the outlet.
Should just leave it there and charge $1200 a month— HolidaySpray22 (@HolidaySpray22) May 25, 2023
Its like the suez canal— Jaspers (@passingashuman) May 26, 2023
Did you tell them they cant park that there?— Speedloafer (@Speedloafer) May 26, 2023
The interstate, fortunately, reopened around 3:45 p.m. Thursday. But not everyone on the internet was showing sympathy for the people who were responsible for the crash. Some joked about it saying, "That's not where they are supposed to park their house" while others even compared this blockage to the "Suez Canal obstruction" in 2021 where a ship called Ever Given ran aground and caused disruption in the global shipping industry. A bunch of other netizens even berated the irresponsible driver of the carrier vehicle. Well, at last, the efforts made by the first responders and fire brigade paid off and another Suez Canal situation on land was avoided.