On the 16th of January 2015, a Freightliner transport truck pulling a 2014 Wabash trailer with 2 Reefer Axles was heading to California through Saskatchewan via Highway 7 (Rosetown). It was a beautiful sunny day, temperature -10C, no wind, no snow, ideal road conditions. Driving westbound on Highway # 7 at about 100 km/hr. was a 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Truck driving at about 100 km/hr. The driver was distracted and was sending a text message as he approached the Freightliner truck.
The Ford Explorer unexpectedly veered across the highway median and was about to penetrate the side section of the transport truck (underride), heading directly towards the rear wheels of the trailer.
Luckily for the driver of the Ford Explorer, the rig was equipped with an AirFlow Deflector LTS. Upon impact with the AirFlow Deflector LTS, its side underride protection properties prevented the Ford Explorer from entering the side underride of the trailer and colliding directly with the rear axles.
This type of impact typically kills all occupants of the oncoming vehicle and derails the truck / trailers causing even more catastrophic