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Car, flower truck involved in Lynchburg accident, 2 injured

A recent accident in Lynchburg involving a passenger car and a delivery truck serves as a reminder that everyone should know the rules surrounding who has the right of way when one a vehicle wants to make a turn. The truck accident took place on Dec. 3.

A flower delivery truck was attempting to turn from Taylor Street onto Park Avenue. While attempting to negotiate the turn, the truck was struck by a passenger car. Two people were injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment of not-life-threatening injuries. It was not mentioned whether those injured were the drivers of the vehicles or passengers.

During the investigation, local law enforcement cited the truck driver for failing to yield. Because his need to turn would cross traffic, he should have waited for traffic to clear before making the turn. Although there was no traffic light at the particular part of the road, some drivers often attempt to beat a yellow light and make a turn. If a driver in the opposite lane is of the same mindset, a serious accident can occur. Drivers should take caution when making turns, especially those that will put them in the path of oncoming traffic.

When an accident such as this occurs, and an at-fault driver is quickly identified, victims of such an accident could find seeking compensation a bit easier. For those who find themselves in such a situation, speaking to an experienced legal professional can help people determine what rights they might have to compensation, and assist with the process of asserting those rights.

Source: WSET, "Flower Truck, Car Collide in Lynchburg" No author given, Dec. 03, 2013

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