Did you hear about the two people traveling on Highway 395 the other day that got hit by an SUV at an intersection? The woman in the SUV was making a left-hand turn when it found its way in the path of the smaller vehicle, a Toyota. The two collided and the two people in the Toyota were injured.
They were taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.
According to California Vehicle Code Section 21801(a), "The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to the approaching vehicles until the left turn or U-turn can be made with reasonable safety."
If the SUV driver is found to be at fault, she may be held liable for the injuries caused to the two people in the Toyota. She may be liable for compensation for any medical expenses incurred as a result of her negligence.
I hope the two victims contact a knowledgeable California Personal Injury attorney who will delve into the facts and determine exactly what happened and determine if they are, indeed, eligible for compensation for their expenses. If you are injured in an automobile accident, call an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney to see if you have a case and receive the justice that is due you.