Often, truck drivers get a bad rap for things that aren’t their fault, such as other drivers in regular cars doing stupid things that cause crashes.
One of the worst things you can do as a driver is to try to pass an eighteen wheeler on the right when they are turning. Often, the truck driver will swing out wide to the left when making a right turn to make room for the trailer to make the turn. Many drivers see this as an opportunity to sneak past the truck on the right as they’re turning, and often end up caught underneath the trailer after trying to make this illegal maneuver.
There’s no situation worth risking your life to save a few seconds by passing a truck when it’s turning, so just be patient and wait until the driver has made his turn before passing. Hopefully that will prevent you from getting wedged under the trailer!