Accident between pickup and semi avoidable?

Weather, road conditions, lighting, traffic…taking a closer look at accident investigations can lead to safer driving. To that end, Commercial Carrier Journal, a partner publication of Hard Working Trucks, recently published a video that’s an adaption of a scenario from CCJ’s Preventable or Not manuals.

It is presented via a partnership between CCJ and Instructional Technologies. In this scenario, a pickup truck driver slid out of control on a rainy morning into the path of truck driver John Doe, who braked and swerved but couldn’t avoid crashing into the pickup. Was this preventable or not? Take a look below at the video yourself and decide.