On September 15, 2018, a three-vehicle crash north of Lapwai injured two drivers.
According to KHQ-Q6, this accident took place on Highway 95 by milepost 304 just before 3:15AM. Allegedly, the driver of a Dodge Durango headed north turned left and crashed head-on into a southbound Ford Escape. Another car traveling south couldn’t brake in time to avoid the crash and ended up rear-ending the Ford.
First-responders transported the drivers in the Dodge and Ford to local hospitals. Thankfully, doctors say both of these crash victims will survive their injuries. The third driver involved in this accident didn’t need medical attention.
Police say they are still investigating the cause of this crash.
The Dangers Of Turning Left
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that over 35 percent of car crashes happen at intersections. Approximately 480,000 intersection crashes in the USA per year involve one car turning left.
There are many reasons for the high incidence of these crashes, but most have to do with increased visual obstructions while turning left. A few other common reasons for left turn accidents include failure to properly yield right-of-way and distracted driving.
Sadly, many of these left turn crashes result in fatalities or traumatic injuries. Indeed, NPR recently reported that 25 percent of all pedestrian fatalities in America can be linked to drivers turning left. Safety officials urge all drivers to take their time before making a left turn.
Call CCD Law After A Car Crash
When a negligent driver sends you to the hospital in Idaho, call the lawyers at Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S. Our expert legal team has been helping injured drivers recover the damages they’re due for decades.
Remember, insurance companies only care about their bottom lines. You need an experienced Idaho car accident lawyer by your side to fight for the compensation you’re legally entitled to.
On your free consultation call, one of our compassionate attorneys will help you better understand your legal rights. Never hesitate to contact CCD Law at (509) 926-4900 with your legal questions.