The quick answer is not usually; driving beyond what you can see is a failure to have your vehicle under control. Drivers know where there is a blind spot and driving beyond what you can see while making a movement won’t stop a jury or judge from finding the driver is negligent.
Driver One: Brittany Roozeboom, 22 from Des Moines
Driver Two: Dennis Dittmer, 53 from Newton, Iowa.
TOI: 7:03 am
LOI: WB INTERSTATE 80 - 768 FEET NORTH OF (MILEPOST 126), I-35 and I-80 in either DesMoines, Grimes, Urbandale, Clive or West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Narrative: VEHICLE 1 WAS WESTBOUND/SOUTHBOUND ON INTERSTATE 80/35 AT THE 126MM IN THE OUTSIDE LANE. VEHICLE 2 WAS ALSO WESTBOUND/SOUTHBOUND ON INTERSTATE 80/35 AT THE 126MM IN THE MIDDLE LANE. VEHICLE 2 SIGNALED TO CHANGE LANES FROM THE MIDDLE TO THE OUTSIDE LANE OF TRAFFIC. VEHICLE 1 WAS IN VEHICLE 2 BLIND SPOT. VEHICLE 2 THEN STRUCK VEHICLE 1 CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO GO OFF THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT.