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(New York Daily News)   What happens when a 'tree' grows in Brooklyn? Eventually it splits a speeding Lamborghini in half   ( nydailynews.com) divider line
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2013-09-24 01:09:41 PM  
2 votes:
While the Lambo was speeding the sedan turned left in front of it, therefore, it is the sedan's fault.
2013-09-25 08:37:39 AM  
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Belias: Phanatic1a: Kahabut:
That's entirely, 100% the fault of the in the sedan.  Lamborghini, speeding or not, has the right of way

The law, not to mention common sense, would tend to disagree.  I'd expect both drivers to be charged in this case, and the insurance companies will make some split of costs depending on state law.

NY is a comparative negligence state and in cases like this that I have seen it will likely be found to be roughly 80% sedan/20% Lamborghini at fault.  I hope for the sedan driver had an umbrella insurance policy, because even with this level of fault, that is still a $320,000+ obligation and would exceed what most auto policies provide for property damage.
2013-09-24 02:28:40 PM  
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imfallen_angel: The sedan is at 100% fault, regardless of the speed of the Lamb.

The Lamb could end up with a speeding ticket, but it's the sedan that hit the Lamb, not the other way around.

this is true, but the lambo driver is still an asshole for speeding like that.
2013-09-24 02:21:52 PM  
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Kahabut: No it isn't. The crash team will determine that because the Lambo was speeding, the sedan had no chance to react to his presence. You are farking nuts if you think they are going to put blame on the sedan driver in this scenario.

Fault lies 100% with the Lambo driver. Not only that, but he'll be lucky to escape with his license. Speeding, reckless endangerment, negligence, and depending on injuries, other charges too.

The guy is an asshole, driving unsafely in an farkING residential street. He's just lucky he didn't hit a kid.

I don't think that you are serious, but if you are.. I don't see how you might be allowed to drive a car.

Seriously, the laws in pretty much all countries are the same when it comes to a move that cuts into the coming lane... don't do it unless it's 100% safe, use your signals first, and wait it out if someone is coming and you cannot be 100% sure of being out of the way by the time they get to your point.

The sedan is at 100% fault, regardless of the speed of the Lamb.

The Lamb could end up with a speeding ticket, but it's the sedan that hit the Lamb, not the other way around.
2013-09-24 02:13:06 PM  
1 vote:

Rav Tokomi: He wasn't driving at an excessive speed (estimated ~45)

When the speed limit is 30, ~45 is "excessive," at least as far as insurance companies and the cops are concerned.
2013-09-24 01:33:56 PM  
1 vote:

mrlewish: Driver of the other car shouldn't have to assume that someone will come barreling down the street at a bajillion miles an hour.

You're right, he shouldn't have to assume that. He should be looking down the road and seeing it happening before he turns.

Just because the guy in the lambo is being a dumb fark doesn't mean you get to shirk your responsibility for being inattentive or having poor judgement.
2013-09-24 01:31:08 PM  
1 vote:

Dog Welder: If the car is a whole farking block away from you and you begin to turn, you don't expect it to close that distance in a few seconds.

I don't typically expect morons to stop at yield signs on the interstate on-ramp with no oncoming traffic, but it's happened to me and, despite their best efforts, I have yet to rear-end one of the jerkwads.

Unfortunately, part of being a responsible driver means constantly being aware that you're surrounded by hapless idiots and being prepared to react when they do something idiotic. You should drive defensively because it's safe, but an even better reason is because the road is full of imbeciles like this lambo driver and you want to mitigate as much liability as possible when one of them does something incredibly stupid right in front of you.
2013-09-24 01:16:36 PM  
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styckx: satanorsanta: While the Lambo was speeding the sedan turned left in front of it, therefore, it is the sedan's fault.

A cop / lawyer / judge will tell you that you should have 100% control of your car at all times.. The lambo was speeding.. If he was at the normal speed limit at the same distance he would have had plenty of time to bring his car to a controlled stop before any accident ever occurred.

Nope. While there may be some fault assesed to the Lambo driver due to speed, you're not supposed to turn across traffic in such a way that they need to do anything... if they have to slow down or swerve (even if they're speeding), you shouldn't have pulled out. The primary fault is going to go to the sedan.
2013-09-24 01:09:55 PM  
1 vote:
Another idiot supercar driver who has no idea how to drive cars, and probably women.

/or men, if you're into that.
2013-09-24 01:08:01 PM  
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