After an SUV turning left from Cantrell Avenue onto Paul Street in Harrisonburg, Virginia (VA), collided with a car traveling straight through the intersection, four people went to local hospitals with injuries. One of the passengers in the car later had to be flown by helicopter to a larger hospital in Charlottesville for more intensive treatment.
Police do not know which driver was at fault for the accident on the afternoon of August 29, 2012. The investigation is ongoing, and it is unclear whether any charges will be filed.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers' Perspective
Every left-turn accident case our Virginia personal injury law has handled began with either the turning driver failing to yield right of way to a vehicle going straight in the opposite direction, or the driver of the vehicle traveling straight not yielding or stopping at a sign or traffic light. We will have to wait to learn which error was made. All we do know at this point is one driver's negligence caused a wreck that injured multiple people, potentially leaving that at-fault driver liable for providing compensation to the individuals who got hurt.
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