Camry collides into tractor-trailer in Auburn on Washington Street

Washington Street North accident
Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

A Toyota Camry driven by Marie Slue, 65, of New Briton, Conn. right, smashed into the side of a tractor-trailer, left, Monday afternoon. Auburn police said Slue was traveling northbound in the right-hand lane when she tried to turn into the left-hand lane in an effort to enter the crossover to Washington Street South near Brickyard Circle. She apparently failed to see the tractor-trailer, driven by Jeremy Rose, 36, of Wilton. Slue was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

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FRANK EARLEY's picture

For some reason...

For some reason tractor trailers are magnets. I have had people stopped at a stop sign look right at me , then proceed to drive into the side of my truck. I've had numerous vehicles drive into the back of my trailers, and nearly sideswipe me as this woman did. I also started to proceed from a red light on Center St, in front of K Mart, unfortunately I was unaware that I had become the new hood ornament for an Auburn Firetruck. Take my advise, don't ever collide with a firetruck, the paperwork took hours.
The best advise I can give is to look, and see what your looking at. That may sound strange, but people will look and for some reason they can't see what their looking at. Also, pay as much attention to whats going on behind you and beside you, as you do to whats in front of you. Some people drive with imaginary blinders on, that can be very dangerous. This advise also holds true with motorcycles. They to, seem to be invisible to drivers at stop signs.........

Andrew Jones's picture

Wow. Not sure how you can

Wow. Not sure how you can miss a tractor-trailer truck. You can see them, hear them, and feel them.

When I took driver's ed, they taught us "mirror, blinker, shoulder, slide" when executing a lane change. Check your mirror, turn on your blinker, look over your shoulder to make sure it's clear, then slide over.

FRANK EARLEY's picture

OOOPS!!!

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How do you miss seeing a tractor-trailer?

I hope everyone is okay. You have to remember to look before changing lanes. This is what worries me about my kids being on the road...other people who for whatever reason are not safe drivers.

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i agree...i have my daughter

i agree...i have my daughter text or call me when she gets home from leaving my house so i know she made it home safe. but.. how can you NOT see a tractor trailer truck next to you when you change lanes.. they are huge.. hope everyone is ok though..

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