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Who's @ fault for this accident?

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Who's @ fault for this accident?

You make a left out of a plaza into a west bound lane. Before you complete the left , a west bound car hits you on the side before you complete the left. Dash cam shows them going very very fast. What looks to be at least 3 times the speed limit.

Seconds later police come and aprehend him bc before the accident they detected him going at 120km hr in a 50 zone.

The guy driving straight in the west bound lane is passed out behind the wheel from shock from the accident. They found him with heroine needles sticking out of his arm, blood alcohol level twice the legal limit and open bottles of whiskey all over the inside of the car.
They also later found a suicide note on his facebook page mentioning that he was going to crash his car and take his life.


Would the guy making the left still be at fault?
Guy making the left was thankfully driving a Ford F-350 which absorbed a brunt of the impact.
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I'm not sure about a blatantly dangerous move like this, but typically whether or not they've violated any rules is independent of whether the accident is at fault or not. As in, his license will likely be suspended and he'll be charged but that's his driving record and is separate from whether he is at fault in that particular accident.

For instance, a car hitting a pedestrian jaywalking illegally would still be at fault for hitting a pedestrian.
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Experts will examine whether or not you should have reasonably been able to see the guy coming. Based on just the info you've given, it's impossible to determine whether you'd be in trouble. Need more info like how far a person should be able to see and whether or not he could reasonably be expected to see a vehicle moving at 120. It'll take into account things like curves in the road, how much other traffic there was, etc.
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The policeman(or maybe woman) will give you a big hug and tell you it's not your fault.

From the insurance perspective, you are still partially at fault as the westbound car has right of way, and you will take a hit.
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I think anything related to DUI automatically makes you at fault?
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there is such a thing a 50/50
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UrbanPoet wrote: You make a left out of a plaza into a west bound lane. Before you complete the left , a west bound car hits you on the side before you complete the left. Dash cam shows them going very very fast. What looks to be at least 3 times the speed limit.

Would the guy making the left still be at fault?
Guy making the left was thankfully driving a Ford F-350 which absorbed a brunt of the impact.
I would assume that the left turning vehicle was facing North before the turn. He has the obligation to ensure it's safe to do so before making the turn. This is all for insurance purposes. Extenuating circumstances can be taken into account but you would have to prove speed for example which is difficult to do.

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