How do you know it was the fault of the 18 wheeler? Maybe the vehicle pulled out in front of the semi or passed it and then slammed on their brakes. Just as likely it was a young person driving recklessly and not the fault of the semi driver at all. Most semi drivers are responsible and careful. I don't envy their job when they spend all their time dealing with impatient drivers in small cars not not giving those heavy 18 wheelers a little more respect (and room).
I have facts, it was to no fault of the person that got killed. She was rear ended by the truck as she was getting ready to turn into a driveway to look at a house that was for sale. When the truck hit her car it turned her car sideways into traffic causing her to get hit again be another car. She was only 32, has 3 young children and now they have to grow up without a Mother. My heart goes out to this family, they are devasted.
What a lot of people fail to realize is that when your driving down the road in front of an 18-wheeler and you need to turn. You can't just all of a sudden decide to turn because the big truck can't stop as quickly as a car. You have to give the driver time to slow down. Sometimes they have thousands of pounds of freight in their truck. That's like a missile when stopped quickly. These truckers work long hours to get freight into our stores, etc. and too many blame them when a lot of times we are not very well informed about the safety and precautions we should take while traveling on the roads with these big trucks. May God bless the family of the victim. It's a sad tragedy.
It's always sad to read about someone being killed in a traffic accident. What a terrible loss to her family.
I hope something is done to improve driving habits, which seem to have gotten worse over time. We can publicly pretend otherwise, but we all know many drivers, including truck drivers, follow far too close. This is evident on any highway or road.
We also know people roll stop signs, chat on phones, eat, text, and even groom themselves while driving. None of this is helpful.
Some of this is even aggravated by poor traffic engineering, and lack of driver education programs.
These days we have to expect the unexpected, and watch those common tailgating big rigs (and school buses).