Photo: Sad scene after motorhome gets run off the road

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This was posted on our Facebook group RV Crashes and Disasters. Oh, this is ugly.

The RVer wrote:
“Back Road in Tennessee truck coming down hill towards us and had something hanging out driver side. I moved a hair to the right and there was no shoulder so when the tire hit the white line it pulled us off the road. Took 5 months for insurance to finally decide to total it.”

Thankfully, no one in the RV was seriously injured.

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Don Kostyal
6 months ago

Best lesson from this is if your are on a narrow road faced with this situation slow to a stop quickly and make the truck move to avoid hitting you. Bail out the MH if need be as well.

Tommy Molnar
6 months ago
Reply to  Don Kostyal

That is much easier said than done. There’s no time to “slow to a stop quickly” when this scenario is developing. If you’re poking along at 50 mph going uphill and the truck is zooming downhill at 50 mph, that’s a closing speed of 100 mph. Nobody has time to decide that “bailing out” is the only option in a scenario like this.
Two years ago we were towing our trailer up a fairly steep grade in Idaho. It was a gentle curve to the left and luckily the shoulder was as wide as our travel lane. Downhill comes this truck hauling a wide load – a huge cylindrical thing that hung WAY out beyond the trailer. He was already over the “double yellow”, encroaching into MY lane by several feet. I pulled over onto our shoulder and luckily averted a disaster. I’ve got it all on dash cam. I can tell you – there was barely time to do anything but what I did. Luck was on our side that day!

Brian S. Holmes
6 months ago
Reply to  Don Kostyal

Could you make a video of how one is supposed to pull that off? Just curious.

GUY GEORGE
6 months ago

I wouldn’t suggest ever leaving the scene of an accident. Besides, dash cams are everywhere now, you’ll be caught.

Sharon B
6 months ago

Did the truck driver stop?? In Florida the truck driver most likely would just drive off, but that is not for all. There are still some professional truck drivers out there.

Denise
6 months ago

So what was hanging ftom the driver side of the truck? The trucker, a flag, a gun?

Travis
6 months ago
Reply to  Denise

I was wondering the same thing.