Woman From Georgia Dies in Crash with UPS Truck
CLARK COUNTY, IN- WHAS11.com writes that a woman from Georgia died in a collision on Interstate 65. The crash took place in the northbound lanes.The police report that the victim was a passenger in a minivan at the time of the collision.*
The minivan slowed to avoid hitting a tree that had fallen across 3 lanes of traffic. The van slowed, but behind the van was a UPS tractor-trailer that was traveling behind the minivan could not stop as quickly, and it rear-ended the vehicle. The minivan then struck a guardrail.
Three of the people in the vehicle were injured and were taken to the University Hospital for treatment, but 33-year-old Isidra Cornejo, Pineda was killed in the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the truck was not injured.
Large trucks cannot maneuver as easily as cars or SUVs. Drivers operating these massive vehicles have large blind spots and a limited range of visibility.
The AAA writes that it is important to be cautious when driving around these vehicles because they can create currents that impact the stability of vehicles traveling nearby.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) states that it is important not to cut in front of trucks. Cutting off a truck can put you in the vehicle’s blind spot, but even if the driver can see you, he or she way not be able to slow down quickly enough to avoid hitting the back of your vehicle. In fact, a truck that is traveling at 65 miles per hour can require up to two football fields to come to a complete stop.
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