A simple misunderstanding narrowly avoided disastrous consequences at Buford Highway's intersection with Ga. 400 recently when a two-car accident left seven people injured, one hospitalized and one vehicle overturned. The accident occurred when a woman attempted to turn left onto the Ga. 400 onramp, causing the other vehicle to strike her own and flip it over.
The woman claimed that she believed the other driver, a teenage male with four passengers, intended to turn right onto the onramp, and also claimed that the green turn signal was lit when she made the turn. The woman was later found liable for the accident, on grounds that she failed to yield while turning left.
These kinds of accidents can happen any time, any where, even to those who believe they are following proper traffic laws. Sometimes another driver simply does not take the actions you might expect, placing you and everyone else in your vehicle in a very dangerous position. While it is good that no more serious injuries arose out of the incident, seven different injured persons is an awfully high price to pay for a single driving error.
Unfortunately, these kinds of small driving errors lead to serious accidents each and every day. If you recently suffered an injury in a car accident, even if you did not realize you suffered an injury initially, an experienced personal injury attorney can provide guidance. Professional legal counsel can help you understand your legal options and keep your rights protected while you work to recover from your injuries. You may even have grounds for a personal injury claim to cover your medical expenses and other losses incurred by the injury. Don't wait to begin protecting your rights and pursuing a fair, just resolution to you injury.
Source: Forsyth County News, "Seven injured after wreck causes overturned vehicle," Dec. 08, 2017