Going along I-15 in Las Vegas when the traffic came upon a Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) portable sign truck that has stopped in the middle of the left lane. Traffic is moving 65-70 MPH and starts locking it down.
I’d just cleared a semi truck to my right and could see the traffic coming to a halt. I didn’t have enough room to get back into the lane to my right so I started braking and watchin my rear. Could see the truck come along side to my right and suddenly he locked up the brakes and swerved left cutting right in front of me as his trailer tried to jack-knife. By this time we are down to about 50 MPH and he didn’t miss my front end more than two feet if that much. Now I was worried about the trailer as I could not see it. Suddenly the trailer appeared and the back set of wheels appeared to jump up and across my right fender.
Close call but accidents like this happen all the time on this stretch of road. One must stay way out in front of your vehicle at all times here. Read somewhere that there’s an average of 15 accidents every 24 hours along this stretch of road with about 87% of those occurring in the North bound lane. 7 hours prior to this accident a fatality occurred at an exit just north of here. I saw one more being investigated on the way home.