Left turn crash with oncoming curb-lane traffic
These accidents happen when a vehicle making a left turn collides with a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction in the lane closest to the curb.
In this diagram, Vehicle A is making a left turn when it collides with Vehicle B, which is approaching from the opposite direction in the curb lane.
- Vehicle "A" = 100%
- Vehicle "B" = 0%
The rules of the road
Drivers making a left turn must yield to oncoming traffic that is close enough to constitute an immediate hazard. Therefore, the driver of Vehicle A would be found 100% responsible.
What does it say in the Motor Vehicle Act?
The applicable sections of the Motor Vehicle Act are:
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