In ACE Fire Underwriters v. Romero, a case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, driver left a local farm driving a tractor-trailer vehicle. He pulled on the highway next to the farm when the trailer separated from the tractor.
Driver immediately realized his trailer had unhooked and drove off the road and made a U-turn so he would be facing the detached trailer. His hope was that his headlights would light up the trailer so other cars on the road would see the trailer and avoid hitting it. However, before he could make the U-turn, another car hit the trailer, which had no lights on it as it was no longer connected to a power source, and the driver of that vehicle died as a result of his injuries suffered in the car accident. Continue reading