Idaho State Police reported one injured in a semi-truck accident east of Soda Springs on US30. The driver of a Jeep Wrangler was reportedly in the right lane of eastbound US30. A semi-truck pulling a single tank trailer was behind the Jeep in the left lane. The Jeep turned in front of the semi striking the Jeep on the driver’s side. Officials say the Jeep came to rest in the roadway and the semi-truck came to rest on the left shoulder. The driver of the Jeep was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and was transported by ground ambulance to a nearby hospital for evaluation of injuries. Traffic was blocked for about three and a half hours while crews worked to clear the scene.
Turning into the Correct Lane to Avoid a Collision
Often times drivers may become confused as to which lane they must turn into when making a left turn. In some states, it is illegal to enter the right lane after a left-hand turn is completed. The Idaho Drivers Manual states the following regarding left turns.
“Give your signal and approach the intersection in the lane closest to the left that is open to traffic going your direction. If you are on a two-lane road, you should move to the left side of your lane. Yield the right of way to pedestrians and oncoming vehicles. When safe, turn into the nearest lane in which traffic moves the direction you want to go. Do not cut the corner.
Vehicles in the left lane must turn left. Vehicles in the right lane may turn left or continue straight ahead. Vehicles turning left must remain in their lane of travel until after completing the turn.”
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