My one son drives a large dump truck and was traveling with another driver, both loaded on a 4 lane road. A late model Silverado pickup passed both of them and a short distance down the road started to turn off to the right on a side road, then turned back onto the 4 lane and crossed in front of the loaded dump truck who had moved to the left lane for a left turn further down the road. Nothing the truck driver could do. My son witnessed the entire collision as this is a down grade. The impact put the dump truck on it's left wheels only against the guard rail till it contacted the end of a bridge, which brought it back onto all wheels again and on top of the cab of the pickup. It was confirmed the follow day the driver of the pickup was using his cell phone at the time of the collision and probably never seen or felt a thing. Less than 40 years old and left a 3 kids and a wife behind.
People, if you think you have to talk on your cell phones while driving for Gods sake get a hands free head set that works and use it. And watch what your doing out there on the road. Those loaded trucks are darn hard to stop when somebody pulls in front of them. No one else involved this time. Truck drive had minor bumps and bruises and sprained wrist. He MAY be back on the job Tuesday. How effective he will be as a driver remains to be seen. Will probably have a back up driver the first couple loads just in case. They have over 300,000 tons of asphalt to haul on this job alone so that is a lot of trips he will have to make on that section of highway before the job is done.