After a pickup truck and an SUV collided head-on at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Turnberry Boulevard in Newport News, Virginia (VA), on the night of Nov. 29, 2012, the truck rolled over and its driver suffered injuries. The person in the other vehicle also neded to be transported to a hospital for treatment.
Eyewitnesses told police that the woman driving the pickup had cut around a line of stopped cars at a red light and that the operator of the SUV was making a left-hand turn.
Charges were later filed against the pickup driver, who had to be cut free. Neither his nor the other person's injuries were considered life-threatening.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers' Perspective
Staying in one's lane at all times is essential to avoiding head-on collisions, especially at intersections. This crash highlights dangers inherent in turning left. Spotting vehicles moving out of lines vehicles while entering an intersection can be difficult, and cutting a turn too narrow is a risk. Impatience or negligence by the pickuo driver made those potential dangers all too real, and the person in the SUV who sustained injuries may have grounds for filing a claim for compensation for personal injuries.
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