The impact of a two-car collision in Sammamish, Washington on Thursday afternoon around 5:10 causing a Honda Pilot to flip and land on its top according to J.B. Wogan reporting for the Sammamish Review.
The accident occurred at the intersection of NE 37th Way and Sahalee Way NE in Sammamish according to the report. The driver of the Honda Pilot, a 16-year-old, turned left onto NE 37th Way in front of a Subaru. There were six people involved in the accident between the two cars but only two were taken to the hospital with injuries.
The 16-year-old driver of the Honda was cited for failing to yield the right of way which carries with it a $175 fine. The WIP 70.02.01 statute provides
a driver intending to turn to the left within an intersection shall yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard. The right of way, however, is not absolute but relative, and the duty to exercise care to avoid collisions at intersections rests upon both drivers. The primary duty, however, rests with the driver turning to the left which duty must be performed with reasonable regard to the maintenance of a fair margin of safety at all times.
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