Originally Posted by Zooming
Looks to me like the pickup came around the corner, could not get by on the road due to the tanker trailer in the way.
Pickup driver could have waited 30 seconds and avoided the whole mess. It's all on him.
When he was approaching the intersection to make the right hand turn and looked right to see that the semi had the lane blocked (ahhhhh probably never looked before making the turn) he should of stopped right there before making the right, instead of trying to push his way through the blocked lane.
I don't make any claims to be a perfect driver, but we have no shortage of boneheads on the roads making stupid moves because they think they'll save 30 seconds. They should give the guy in the pickup a citation. I commute 105 miles one way daily and some of the stuff I see really chaps my A%@.
Its not unlike if your sitting at an intersection at a stoplight in the right hand lane, with a solid line to your right which indicates to stay off the shoulder. How many people come up driving on the shoulder beyond that white line making a right on red? Usually we also have a sign that says stay off shoulder. But when you do it legally from the lane to the left of the white line and hit one of those idiots on the shoulder, they will cry like babies how its your fault.