Tractor Trailer Crash Takes Lives of Woman and Two Boys
Recently, a young man and woman were on their way to an album release party in their Chevrolet Tahoe at about 6:30 in the evening. In the car with them were the couple's three children, aged nine years old, eight years old and a three-month-old baby. As the man was driving along, he arrived at an intersection. At the same time, a middle-aged man was driving a tractor trailer through the same intersection. When he arrived at the intersection, the driver of the tractor trailer made an illegal U-turn. The illegal U-turn caused the driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe to crash into the tractor trailer. The accident was horrific and took the lives of the woman, the eight-year-old child and the nine-year-old. The man and the three-month-old boy were injured and taken to the hospital, although they were later released.
Memorializing the Family
According to eyewitness reports, the man was torn apart by the loss of his wife and two children. He was seen crying and asking God to help him. The family was remembered and memorialized during the Sunday morning sermon at 11 in the morning at the Bucks County Deliverance Holy Temple Church. The driver of the tractor trailer who caused the accident by making a U-turn illegally has been arrested. After being charged with killing three people with his vehicle, he was put into the Mercer County Correctional. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 in bail.
Making a Safe U-Turn
It is important to understand the rules regarding safe U turns. Making a U-turn means that you are making a 180-degree turn in the opposite direction of travel. Since doing so looks like the letter "U", it is called a U-turn. While it is sometimes fine to make a U-turn, it is not always legal, depending on the state you are driving in.
The first thing you should do is to check and make sure there is not a sign saying that you cannot make a U-turn. You are not allowed to make a U-turn on or close to a railway crossing or hilltop, close to a tunnel or bridge that blocks off your view or if the road is curved. If it is allowed, then you can safely proceed to make the U-turn. Start by checking to see if you have clear visibility in both directions. Before you can safely make a U-turn you need to be sure that you can see a distance of at least 150 meters in each direction.
When you have ascertained that you do have clear visibility and you are ready to make the U-turn, signal as if you were going to turn right. After checking your mirror and glancing over your shoulder, you should pull off to the road's right side. Then turn your left signal on and when you can see that the traffic is good in either direction, go forward and then quickly turn into the opposite lane.