The truck versus car collision is a common occurrence and the total lack of understanding of the basic dynamics involved in a truck travelling at high masses on a road by car drivers is often to blame. This is the case with a car pulling straight across in front of a truck, giving the driver no chance.
Unusually, the Channel Nine reporter in South Australia actually gets the story right, very rare when trucks are involved. He even goes out his way to explain most accidents between trucks and cars are caused by the car. A small win for trucking, but still a win!
For further evidence of car drivers lack of understanding around trucks, witness this SUV driver with a death wish:
In this clip the driver exhibits a lack of understanding of their own vehicle, leading to a dangerous slide for the caravan, but a pretty catastrophic result for the truck: