Remember that accident that happened a few days ago that tied up both I-285 and 400 for hours? Two tractor trailers tumbled off of 285 and landed right in the middle of 400. Miraculously, no one was injured in the crash and the fuel tanker one of them was carrying didn’t rupture. But just what caused the accident?
Turns out that neither of the commercial drivers was the culprit. A Kia Sorento had tried to merge into the lane occupied by one of the trailers. The front tire of the Kia bumped into the front tire of the Publix trailer. That sent the Publix trailer into the fuel tanker, which sent them both off the bridge.
The Kia driver has been identified and will be going to court soon. His excuse for what happened? The roads were wet and he slipped into the lane. Further investigation will prove whether that was the case.
Crossing too closely in front of commercial trucks is an extremely dangerous act. There are signs all along the highways telling drivers that they should go further out in front before merging back. It takes a much longer distance for a trailer to suddenly stop than a passenger vehicle. Always give extra room.
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