No matter where you are, you need to understand the rules of the road. Some standard rules that apply in most states include not being able to cross or pass when there are double yellow lines and not making unsafe U-turns. There are reasons that these laws are in place, as this story below shows.
A driver who made a U-turn illegally in New York caused a crash that resulted in a man’s death. Now, the family wants to know why she has not yet faced charges or been arrested.
The news reports that there were double yellow lines at the scene, so there was no reason for the woman to be making a U-turn at that time. The 47-year-old motorcyclist killed in the crash at around 4:15 in the afternoon was just a few blocks from his home at the time of the collision.
The woman had been traveling south in a Nissan when she made a U-turn into the motorcyclist’s path. The 29-year-old woman and her four passengers were all injured when the motorcyclist hit the side of the vehicle. Medics arrived on the scene and rushed the motorcyclist to the hospital, but he did not survive.
Presently, the crash is still under investigation. There have not yet been charges filed, but they could be at the conclusion of the investigation.
When a driver makes a mistake that takes a life, it is important that they are held responsible. Even if they are not held liable by the criminal courts, you can seek compensation through a civil lawsuit.