Well this actually happened this morning, July 6.
I had a set of doubles coming southbound on I-5, just left Portland yard and I was in Woodburn, just north of Salem. I was crusing along in the middle lane, its a 6 lane freeway in that section, 3 on both sides, following a Chevy Malibu, a newer one. We were doing about 64 mph and all of a sudden a black Mercedes comes onto the freeway doing atleast 80 cuts in front of the Chevy and the Chevy slames on the brakes, I have no choice but to put it in the other lane because there were cars in the hammer lane, so I jerk the wheel over praying to god the whole time and end up sliding the trailer into the ditch and bringing it to a stop. The Chevy pulls over a few hundered feet in front of me and backs up to me. The young girl gets out and comes back and says I want to thank you for saving my life. I said what, and she said if you had not have done what you did my 3 younger siblings who were sleeping in the back seat and I would have probably been killed, and she shook my hand and asked me if I needed her to call anyone to get me out of the ditch and I said no because I thought I could pull it out, and she said thank you so much to me again and she got in her car and left.
Now I had a stuck rear trailer in a ditch, what was I going to do, it was only the right hand tire of the trailer, so I got in the truck and slowly pulled forward and looked to see if there was any traffic, no traffic, so I pulled the steering wheel very sharply to the left and gave it a little more fuel and it slowly popped up out of the ditch, I started grabbing gears and I was gone.
At the time I jerked the steering wheel towards the ditch I didn't know there were kids in the back seat of the car, and if I had reacted a split second later I could have clipped the bumper of the car and taken it with me. This was all avoidable had the black Mercedes propperly merged. Whoever it was could have killed 5 people this morning. Makes a guy wonder about people sometimes.