Orlando, FL asked in Car Accidents for Florida

Q: Which driver would have been ticketed via a highway median cross-over for failure to yield the right-of-way?

Driver Two crashes into Driver One within a highway median cross-over. Driver One - stopped on the east side of the road before the median cross-over until two Northbound highway lanes and the median cross-over left turn lane (marked) into the median cross-over were clear. Driver One got to the point before entering the two Southbound highway lanes. Stopped to look right for Southbound traffic to merge, but it was too late to avoid Driver Two crashing into Driver One. Driver Two was in the Southbound left turn lane (marked) going into the Median Cross-Over to turn into the side street that Driver One came from, but crashed into stopped Driver One, but after contact, proceeded to go halfway into the median cross-over and then stopped before crossing the Northbound lanes. It was like Driver Two did not realize crashing into Driver One until a second later.

The highway median cross-over is located at Darryl Carter Parkway and Redmond Drive (East)/Desforges Ave (West) - FHP No-Show.

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Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Who would be ticketed is entirely within the discretion of the law enforcement officer(s) after the officer(s) speak to those on scene and review the situation. The officer(s) may or may not get it right - and that's why traffic tickets can be contested in traffic court. That's a different issue than the questions, "Who's at fault for the accident?" and "Whose insurance company should pay?" To obtain a legal opinion on those questions, a consultation with a lawyer must be scheduled, and you can likely find a lawyer in your area who will give a free consultation.

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