A semi truck accident from driver overcorrecting occurred northeast of Parma according to Idaho State Police. The driver of the semi truck was driving eastbound on Interstate 84 when he drove off the right shoulder. Overcorrecting, the semi truck returned to the road and crossed through the median hitting an oncoming automobile. The semi truck came to rest in the shoulder of the westbound lanes. Both drivers were air lifted to a nearby hospital for injury evaluation. It is unknown the condition of the drivers. A passenger in the semi truck was taken by ground ambulance to a nearby hospital for minor injuries. The two riding in the semi truck were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. A lane of westbound traffic was blocked for about four hours while crews worked to clear the semi truck accident. The crash is still being investigated by Idaho State Police.
How to Prevent Overcorrecting While Driving
If you find yourself driving on the shoulder of the road you want to be sure not to overcorrect. Overcorrecting 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.
Semi Truck Accident Lawyers in Boise, Idaho
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