Outer Banks Crash Highlights Dangers of Left Turns
A passenger of a car was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life threatening injures this month after the car collided with a Kill Devil Hills work truck. Investigators have not determined who was at fault yet, but regardless of the outcome, this accident reveals the risks associated with turning left across oncoming traffic.
When making a left-hand turn, especially on a big road, drivers are required to wait for the oncoming traffic to subside. Turning drivers have the duty to yield to oncoming traffic. The safest way to make these types of turns is to wait for all traffic to pass, or make the turn at an intersection equipped with stoplight that regulates turning traffic as well as straight traffic. These stoplights have arrows that indicate when it is safe to make the turn.
This accident is complicated by the fact the people involved in it were from Virginia, and the accident happened in North Carolina. It also involves the liabilities of a local government entity. These actors complicate the issue further, making it a smart move for those involved to contact a trusted Nortth Carolina and Virginia auto accident attorney. If you or anyone you know has been involved in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident and sustained injuries, seek the proper medical help, and call the Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757-333-3333. Also, feel free to look us up on the web at www.cooperhurley.com.