A pick-up & tractor trailer: One more case of an underride death. . . when will it end?

I was sent the link to this crash which took place yesterday near Greensboro, North Carolina. A pick-up was entering the expressway, didn’t “negotiate the exit and crashed into the back of a disabled tractor-trailer in the median.”


The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. The driver of the pick-up (F-350) died. The photos appear to indicate an underride crash with Passenger Compartment Intrusion (PCI).

Would a stronger underride guard have saved his life?

If underride caused his death, the manufacturer of the truck is not likely to be held responsible.


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