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Injury Crash and Wrongful Death from Driver Hitting Farm Implement
Idaho State Police reported an injury crash and later a wrongful death from a driver hitting a farm implement. A John Deere tractor was pulling a farm implement on US95 when the driver of a Volvo struck the rear end of the farm implement. The Volvo came to rest in a nearby field. The driver of the Volvo was transported by ground ambulance to a nearby hospital. Her passenger was air lifted to a nearby medical center with serious injuries. It was reported that the passenger later died from injuries sustained from the accident. It was also reported that neither the driver of the passenger of the Volvo was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. Idaho State Police reported that both northbound lanes of US95 were blocked from two hours and forty-eight minutes following the crash.
Slow Moving Vehicle Laws in Idaho
Farm equipment on the roadways of Idaho is a common occurrence. It is important for drivers to remember farm equipment is indeed legal on Idaho roads and to be extra cautious when driving around the equipment. To see the full Idaho Rules of the Road regarding slowing moving vehicles such as farm equipment, click here.
How to Drive Safely Around Slow Moving Vehicles
The following are some tips to drive safely around slow-moving vehicles such as farm tractors and other large vehicles that are not able to drive the speed limit.
- Be patient. When it is safe, the driver of the farm equipment will allow you to pass.
- Keep in mind the machinery might be longer and wider than it seems. The machinery might also swerve. Be sure to leave extra space to avoid a collision with the machinery.
- Before passing a slow-moving vehicle, be sure to signal and make sure it is safe to pass.
- Never rely on your vehicle’s horn to warn farmers. Tractors are very noisy and it is likely they won’t hear your car horn.
- You do not have to wait for a farmer to signal you to pass. It is the driver’s decision to pass or not.
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