While of course it is possible for a truck driver to change lanes safely, if the driver is careless and just merges into another lane, this can lead to an accident. As of now, this seems to be exactly what happened to cause an accident in Iowa that resulted in injuries to two women. The truck driver was fine.
According to a report by the Associated Press, lawsuit was filed in Dallas County and also names Snow's employer, Panama Transfer, Inc. It alleges that both the driver and the trucking company had a history of violations. Court reports indicate that Snow had been cited nine times for moving violations, including reckless driving, speeding and failure to yield. Police claim that Snow ran a red light before colliding with the car, but he pled not guilty to the charge.