Car definately at fault. Dont understand reason for stopping. Car was in the clear.
Car definately at fault. Why did they stop. Clear infront of them.
The car was definitely at fault. What was the drivers reason for putting on the breaks, There was nothing in front of them. The trucker behind them can not stop or even slow down as quick as a car. They are pulling a lot of weight behind them. When they hit the breaks all that weight pushes forward. Common sense. I also saw someone make a comment about it being the truckers fault for being pulled over on the side of the road for no excuse. How do you know there wasn’t an excuse? Most likely the truck on the side of the road was broke down. Where else was he suppose to go? So again the person driving the car was 100% at fault.
Car was at fault, but as a professional, truck should have more following space. You never know what those silly four wheelers are going to do!
Well now, there were no emergency triangles set out by truck driver (#1) stationed on shoulder and truck driver (#1) was barely (but clear of) the solid white line and onto the shoulder.
Although that gives the driver (#2) of the car No reason to hit the brake pedal or to begin to change lanes, then straddling the middle of the road, forcing a pick up truck partially onto the left shoulder over the solid yellow line, and as well the driver (#2) of the 4-wheeler moved over too soon to the right (granny) lane after passing the truck. Should have left greater distance before moving over in front of 18-wheeler or any vehicle.
And truck driver (#3), I believe, should have slowed slightly, allowing for a greater safe distance, once driver (#2) changed lanes placing driver (#2) in front of big rig driver (#3) at an unsafe distance.
When any driver (car, big rig, etc.) sees the potential for a possible hazardous situation, corrections should be made safely (most importantly) and immediately by any responsible driver to avoid a situation such as this dash cam recorded.
As mentioned, I believe the big rig driver (#3) should have slowed slightly, doing so by turning on the hazard (flashing) lights to let other travelers know there is potential for something out of the ordinary occurring which could lead to a hazardous situation.
As you may notice I’ve faulted no driver here, but giving food for thought to all drivers ?!
Does this sound as James Comey, laying out the alleged guilts of 3 drivers, yet giving no real guilt to either driver ?!
So was truck driver (#3) referring to #1, #2, or #3 when the #@$&* words flew ?
The truck on the side of the road did not have his triangles out. He should of closed that lane with his triangles if he was going to be sitting that close to the lane.
The car caused the accident, but since the trucker hit from the rear, they’ll rule he was travelling too fast for conditions and he’ll get fault.
I would have already been headed toward the other lane when I saw the big truck on the side. Car was in the wrong but it was avoidable.
See I learned long ago, when you see a vehicle on the side of the road you get over, I’d he would have done that this won’t have happened to him. So it’s the drivers fault.
Paul they are both drivers. lol
Opinion: Both drivers #2 & #3 should have slowed slightly attempting to move over to
the left – IF SAFE TO DO SO – However car driver #2 moved over too soon in front of truck driver #3 originally.
Truck driver #3 should have slowed slightly
expanding the distance between car driver #2 and driver #3 !
Failure to maintain assured clear distance ahead. One must be prepared at all times for the vehicle ahead to come to an unexpected and sudden stop. That is the law.
The car caused it 100%.
But they will probelly say the truck driver should of antisapated it.
Driver of blue car for obstructing traffic and truck for following too close.
Let the insurance companies sue each other.
I’d have to say clearly it was driver #3 at fault as he should have been slowing down for safety reasons to begin with when he saw the truck in the breakdown lane. Obviously he wasn’t even trying to slow down or get over. Driver #2 was just slowing as he couldn’t get over because of other vehicles passing. #3 was doing nothing wrong as they had their hazard lights on and might not have had time to jump out and set up their triangles yet. So yes driver #3 is definitely at fault no doubt about it.
didnt anyone of you realize that the truck was following to closely? 8-10 second gap required when driving at highway speed, not to mention he was unaware/unresponsive to his surroundings? NTSHA guidance, the driver should be cited and points assessed..
I allege you should’ve read ALL replies in
Truck driver #3 was mentioned in the capacity to slow slightly to expand the following distance once car driver #2 had changed lanes placing car driver #2 at an unsafe distance in front of truck driver #3.
However, truck driver #3 should’ve – when noticed big rig #1 on shoulder – slowed IF SAFE TO DO SO and attempted to move from right (granny) lane to left (hammer) lane.
Well no one knows how long the truck has been on the shoulder. So to say he should have had his triangles out, he may have only been there for a moment. I don’t put them out every time I have to pee. Ijs
The blue car slowed down to move over to the left to avoid the parked truck who had no emergency cones-car didn’t know if he would open the door Orr walk around the side. He could not get in the left lane because a small truck was coming up in that lane, so he just braked instead. Semi should have slowed also to moved to the left lane due to the parked semi. Small truck in the left lane should have slowed to allow. Both blue car and semi to move left. All four vehicles are at fault.
The pick up truck drivers vision probably was
restricted by big truck #3 and 53′ Van trailer. Pick up truck driver was in No way at fault. Pick up truck driver was forced over solid yellow line to avoid car driver #2 colliding with puck up truck.
Correction to previous reply –
There’s No evidence that truck driver #3
was pulling a dry van !
it was the trucks fault. Plain and simple. One you can’t fault the stopped truck for triangles. he has 15 minutes to place them. 2 the driver was to close to the car. given a highway speed of even 55 there should have been at least 7 sec of space. He will be charged.
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