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Guy turning left 13 4.28%
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Both - no question in my mind.
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For me, both are responsible, maybe more the guy passing because of his high and inconscious speed and the other one by changing direction without checkin' in his mirrors.....
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I think that the reckless speeder is at fault without any doubt. Even if the guy indicated, maybe a bulb had gone in his indicator or anything. The idiot was approaching far too fast to stop in time.
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The guy turning left had the right of way. He had no blame.

Whenever you're approaching someone from the rear it's your responsibility to be able to avoid hitting them even if they slam on the brakes or change lanes.
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The guy turning left had the right of way. He had no blame.

Whenever you're approaching someone from the rear it's your responsibility to be able to avoid hitting them even if they slam on the brakes or change lanes.
Who give a F$@$^ about right of way - BOTH are injured and the guy turning COULD have prevented that - and he damn well COULDA avoided it.

And I highly doubt ANY arbitrator would assign 100% blame to either party regardless.
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WOW... the speeder seemed to make absolutely
no attempt to avoid the guy turning left.
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Who give a F$@$^ about right of way - BOTH are injured and the guy turning COULD have prevented that - and he damn well COULDA avoided it.

And I highly doubt ANY arbitrator would assign 100% blame to either party regardless.
I agree, but the question is who is "at fault" which I assume is "who is legally at fault"...
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Right of way means nothing if you are dead....
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Who give a F$@$^ about right of way - BOTH are injured and the guy turning COULD have prevented that - and he damn well COULDA avoided it.

And I highly doubt ANY arbitrator would assign 100% blame to either party regardless.
I understand what you're saying. I'm just looking at it from a legal stand point. Anytime you run into someone from the rear, legally it's your fault. I've never heard of a case where it's been otherwise.

Keep in mind, the law is an ass.
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The speeder was reckless, but the guy turned left without even a glance.
That must have hurt both of 'm

Anyone knows how the story ended/the aftermath of it ?
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