Seymour, CT asked in Car Accidents for Connecticut

Q: Is it a violation to turn left into the nearest lane( a left turn only lane) while a car passes in the center lane

Car A at stop sign waiting to turn left from lot onto roadway with two oncoming lanes(south) and three right lanes(north) (Closest is left turn only lane). Car B is traveling north in center of three lanes. Car A turn into closest lane as Car B passes. Car B changes into left turn lane colliding with Car A after Car A is already in flush in lane. Which Car is at fault.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your accident. I hope no one was hurt. The orientation of the cars and an accurate road layout is not fully clear. But in general in most jurisdictions, a vehicle emerging from a lot or driveway into a roadway owes right of way to vehicles already proceeding in that roadway. The scenario here could possibly be more complex, depending on the point at which the accident occurred and at which you would have been considered already in the roadway, but more information would be helpful. It would be difficult to make an accurate determination based on the facts presented. Additional details would be helpful in terms of exact layout, lane markings, signage, traffic control devices, timing, exactly where the vehicles were at impact, etc. If insurance gets involved, an experienced examiner would probably look at these factors. Good luck

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