This case involves an individual who was severely injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer. At the time of the accident, the defendant truck was pulling out of a vehicle pool lot and onto a multi-lane highway during the late evening. The plaintiff driver was traveling southbound on the highway towards the truck as it was pulling out of the lot. The truck had positioned itself so that its lights were facing the plaintiff while the trailer portion of the truck rested across lanes of oncoming traffic, waiting to turn. Due to the bright lights of the truck, as well as the generally dark conditions, the plaintiff driver did not see the body of the trailer that was extended over the highway surface. As a result, the driver collided with the trailer in an “underride” accident at a high rate of speed, with his vehicle going under the trailer. It was alleged that the trailer lacked sufficient guards to prevent an underride accident of this nature from occurring and that this feature was missing on all of the fleet’s vehicles.