One of the issues semi truck drivers need to deal with on a regular basis is that of poor visibility when it comes to spotting small passenger cars from certain angles.
Usually, this isn’t a problem as long as the truck driver doesn’t take his or her eyes off the road and continues scanning their surroundings. Other times, accidents happen precisely due to a lack of awareness, although whether or not that was the case here, we can’t know.
For example, if the semi driver wasn’t paying attention, that would definitely explain why they would just drive directly into that Mazda3. Also, while we can’t entirely rule out malicious intent – especially since weather wasn’t an issue (good visibility) and the Mazda appeared to simply mind its own lane up until the two vehicles made contact – the fact that the semi driver later pulls over kind of contradicts that notion.
The crash took place on I-40 in Nashville, Tennessee, on a patch of freeway that also happens to feature a carpool lane, which the semi was seemingly straddling. After the hit, the compact hatchback was sent spinning 180-degrees towards the concrete divider, which we hope didn’t cause any significant injuries to the driver and any potential passengers.