A man from Wilmington, North Carolina (NC), remains hospitalized in critical condition after being hit by a car on Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. The injured victim was riding a scooter just after 11 pm on July 20, 2012, when, according to police, a car made a left-hand turn in front of him. No charges have yet been filed.
The North Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys' Perspective
Even if the driver of the car never faces charges in relation to this scooter crash, it is possible that he or she could be held liable for causing the motor bike rider's injuries. Any driver making a left-hand turn must ensure that there is enough time and space to complete the maneuver safely. Vehicles traveling straight in the lanes turning drivers must cross always have right of way. When drivers turning left do not exercise proper patience and caution, or fail to look out for motorcycles or scooters, serious wrecks too often result
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