According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 36% of all accidents occur at intersections. More than 480,000 of these crashes involve vehicles that are turning left. This makes turning left one of the most common causes of car accidents.
Some of the common reasons that collisions occur when turning left include an obstructed view while turning and inadequate surveillance. Another common reason that left turn accidents occur is misjudging the other driver’s speed. Another reason left turn collisions happen is misjudging the gap across the intersection. One other cause behind these accidents is attempting to turn on a red light or failure to yield right of way.
Fox 24 reports that three children have been injured in a traffic accident in Macon.
The crash occurred in the mid-Morning hours of July 4th on Shurling Drive.
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office reported that 32-year-old Terry Tuft was traveling on New Clinton Drive and failed to stop at a traffic signal while attempting to turn left onto Shurling Drive.
His vehicle was struck in the rear by 35-year-old Terwaska Shawarne Lockett.
Inside Tuft’s vehicle at the time of the accident were three young boys, aged 12, 5, and 4.
Lockett’s injuries were treated at the scene of the accident. Tuft and all three children were taken to a local hospital and were in stable condition.
Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation into the accident.
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