I am in the right lane with a red light. There are two, one way lanes where I am going to turn. No one is coming AT ALL. So I make my right turn. I am already in the lane completing my turn. Just as I am about to finish my turn, a car comes up beside me at the last minute, in the lane to my left and collides with
I am in the right lane with a red light. There are two, one way lanes where I am going to turn. No one is coming AT ALL. So I make my right turn. I am already in the lane completing my turn. Just as I am about to finish my turn, a car comes up beside me at the last minute, in the lane to my left and collides with my car as I was about to finish my turn.
Common sense tells me, I am completing my turn, so let me complete my turn first before you come into the lane beside me.
The girl who collided with me claims she was in the left lane across from me making a turn to the lane beside me where I was turning. She says her arrow was green. Claims "I didn't see her". Yet NO ONE WAS TURNING OR COMING AT ALL. I WAS ALREADY IN THE LANE COMPLETING MY TURN, when she comes up full speed in the lane beside me at the very last minute. She was NOT EVEN IN THE LEFT LANE when I made my turn. NO ONE WAS COMING AT ALL. Who is really at fault?
Law is similar in all states when it comes to right turns on red.
You don't start your turn unless and until the way is clear. Hitting or being hit is positive evidence (prima facie is the legal term) that the way was NOT clear, which puts you at fault since the way was not clear.
Regardless, it will be the involved insurance companies that settle this, so work with yours.
It sounds like she was approaching from straight ahead, got a green arrow, and made her left turn as you pulled into her path. So she had right of way and you failed you yield.
If you made your turn into the right lane and she made her left turn into the left lane, there would not have been a problem (unless there were 2 oncoming left turn lanes). If you crossed over into the left lane while making your turn, that was your mistake, besides not paying attention to oncoming traffic or being alert to other traffic during your turn. If she really was not near the intersection when you started your turn it sounds like you may have been too poky completing your turn and accelerating. In any case it was your responsibility to avoid this accident.
I'm sorry to say it, but you are at fault. You can make a right turn on a red, sure, but it has to be CLEAR. If there was another car there, that means it wasn't. If she had a green arrow, it's even worse for you.
You are not allowed to make a right on red if there will be a collision for any reason.
If your light is red, that means that you are not allowed to be in the lane if any other vehicle is going to be there.
Evidently there was somebody coming, the car that hit you. And since you did a right on red, and she said she had a green arrow, it will probably be your fault.
You are. You turned into another vehicle. You said there wqas nobody there when you made your turn. There obviously was but you failed to see them. So you're at fault.
From the looks of it, it's a "He said-She said" matter. You claim you didn't see anyone approaching when you before you began your turn, and she says she was there in her lane, but you didn't see her coming. I for one can't tell who's at fault based on the information at hand
You need a dashcam. Ask Santa for one. In this accident though, you are at fault.
Laws of physics — cars do not come out of nowhere.
If there was "No one is coming AT ALL" there would have been no one around to be able to hit you.
Hence, you failed to see a rather big object, totally your fault.
if you were in your lane you would have not been hit. Obviously you did not see her and you acknowledge that she was in her lane. Sounds like you crossed her lane and should learn how to turn without using more than one lane.