Idaho State Police are investigating a semi truck accident on I-15 from overcorrection. It has been reported that the driver of the semi truck was traveling northbound on I-15 when the semi left the west side of the road. The driver jerked the steering wheel back onto the road causing the semi to flip onto it’s side. Two northbound lanes of traffic where blocked for nearly two hours while crews worked to clear the accident. Police say the driver was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and did not suffer any injuries. Also, no other vehicles were involved in this semi truck accident.
How to Avoid Overcorrection While Driving
Sometimes you may find yourself driving on the shoulder of the road by accident. If this happens be sure not to overcorrect. To overcorrect means to over steer due to reacting to an event such as driving off the road. Here are some tips to prevent overcorrecting while driving.
- Ease your way back onto the road. Your knee jerk reaction will most likely be to quickly pull but onto the road. Don’t do it! A quick jerk of the steering wheel will likely cause you to spin out or drive into oncoming traffic.
- Get a firm grip on the steering wheel and drive straight while easing off the accelerator.
- While slowing, straddle the pavement edge.
- When traffic is clear, turn the steering wheel back toward the pavement and return driving as normal. Be careful not to steer too far so you don’t end up driving in the opposite lane.
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Semi truck accidents can cause serious damage and severe injuries. If you’ve been involved in a semi truck accident, contact the experienced and professional personal injury attorneys at Brent Gordon Law to handle your case. The law firm of personal injury attorney Brent Gordon believes every client deserves fair representation, not just big insurance companies with deep pockets. Let us help you fight the insurance company to get the most compensation from your claim. You can beat Goliath! Contact our Idaho Falls or Pocatello law office today for a free consultation.
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