San Diego 6 News, reported that four people were injury in an auto accident in Point Loma. The accident happened when a vehicle, turning left on Talbot Street, was struck by another one coming down the hill causing it to roll over. Fire and rescue crews responded at around 3:00 p.m., and rescued two occupants who were trapped in the overturned vehicle. According to authorities, two other people were also injured.
Applicable California Law
California law requires any vehicle turning left to yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction that is close enough to constitute a hazard, California vehicle code 21802(a). It is unclear if the driver of the left turning vehicle saw the other vehicle before turning, or was merely inattentive. The location of the other vehicle, before the driver started the turn, is also an issue of fact that is necessary in apportioning fault. If the driver of the vehicle that was coming down the hill was driving at an unsafe speed, or was inattentive, they could be partly responsible. Apportioning fault could reduce the value of any claims being made by any responsible party. The passengers in both vehicles would have personal injury claims against the left turn driver, and potently the other driver as well.
Auto accident are very traumatic when any of the vehicles overturn. Auto accidents, truck accidents, and bus accidents , which cause a vehicle to roll over, have a greater probability of resulting in spinal injuries, brain injuries, or wrongful death. Complex issues relating to liability, causation , damages, or insurance coverage can be difficult to prove and analyze. If you have been seriously injured in an accident it is crucial that you talk to an experienced personal injury attorney to know what your options are.