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Did the other driver have a green light when you were attempting to turn?
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There was not lights at the intersection.
I see. Did you have a stop sign and the other driver did not? Please clarify what traffic control signs were at the intersection. Thank you.
I had a stop sign the other driver did not. She was on the highway.
The road I was on was a hill and you looked up to the highway. On the left corner of the intersection there was a group of trees and bushes which restricted the view of traffic coming from the left.
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My grandson came to the site of the accident and took pictures of where my car was when hit, a picture of the bushes & trees, and while there another vehicle approached the same intersection and the picture shows how far up past the stop sign they had to go in order to see to make a left turn. The officer noted that the view was restricted for me. He stated that on the citation. Should I take those pictures with me to court? Pictures also show on the street that there are no skid marks to show that she even tried to slow down or stop before hitting me. I can't prove it, of course, but my intuition tells me she was texting and not paying attention to where she was driving. We drove the same highway later at that intersection and there is no way if she was looking where she was going that she would not have seen me siting there.
Hello again, Rose.Yes, I would take those photographs to court with you as they can aid the court in determining you were not at fault. The fact that the other driver had the right of way is a critical point to remember, but if she did fail to safely operate her vehicle, that would also work in your favor in potentially getting the case dismissed.
Thank you. I wrongly stated earlier what the citation said. At a closer look, the citation says: "Failure to yield right of way". It was so hard to read that when the officer noted and said that the bushes restricted the view, I thought that's what he wrote on the ticket. I'll take the pictures with me. Would it help if I called the City Attorney's office and asked to speak to him first before the court appearance?
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