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Another car made an illegal u-turn and caused an accident

by John

I was stopped at a stop light, 3 cars down waiting to make a left turn. The light turned green and the car in front of me accelerates.

While in the process of making a left turn, the car in front of me decides to change direction of travel and makes an illegal u-turn which caused me to hit his car from the rear side bumper. Who is at fault?

Answer to: Another car made an illegal u-turn and caused an accident

Hello John,

Boy John, why are you so close to the vehicle in front of you. Even at a U turn posture, the vehicle in front is, well, in front. You had the opportunity to see this car and stop / slow down, etc.

This does not mean that the vehicle in front is not at fault, but you will have a difficult time proving that you are 0% at fault.

See more about fault and liability here.

Good Luck
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