Two vehicle accident on corner of Main and Center
An accident involving a FedEx tractor-trailer and Toyota Tundra pickup truck happened on the corner of Main and Center. The FedEx tractor-trailer was making a wide right turn and collided with the pickup turning right. There were no injuries.
"What I know so far is the semi hit the truck so were investigating," Officer Jason Davis said.
"It looked like he made a left second turn," said Azem Dobrodoli, driver of the Toyota Tundra, "I didn't notice he was turning right until the last second. I slammed on my brakes and there it was."
Dobrodoli didn't notice if the truck had a left-turn signal on.
Hard way for Dobrodoli to learn that tractor trailers can not make sharp right turns at intersections.
I'd like to know what Mr. Dobrodoli's attention was focused on for several seconds before that last second. If he were looking forward he should have seen the tractor going around the corner long before the trailer's wheels got there.
I also don't understand why there would be an expectation of a left turn signal being on if the truck was turning right, and maybe somebody can tell me what a "left second turn" is too, that's a new terminology for me.
"left second turn" presumably should say "last second turn"
Yeah Jason, that's what I figured too but the fact that a left turn signal was brought up for what is clearly a right turn makes this whole thing a bit confusing to me.
From what I can surmise looking at the photo Mr. Dobrodoli should have received a ticket for failure to yield right of way but the chances of that happening are about zero. If he didn't notice the tractor attached to that trailer going around the corner before slamming on his brakes it's not very likely he would have noticed a turn signal either looking where ever his attention was focused before that "last second". I'd bet the farm that FedEx truck had a right turn signal flashing long before it arrived at that intersection. It takes a lot longer than "a second" for a semi to make it that far into a turn and not be noticed if you're paying attention to what you should be.