are especially dangerous at night. In this collision a tractor-trailer
was turning across 3 lanes of traffic at night in a poorly
lit area. Large trailers are more difficult to see when
angled either away or toward traffic. The driver of the
car most likely saw the truck turn, but didn't notice the
trailer till it was too late. He tried to avoid collision
by veering to the left and braking. The driver was most
likely blocked by the green car as he attempted to go around
tanker. The car skidded and hit the rear of the trailer.
Had there been a space cushion to his left the collision
may have been avoided.