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Intersection collision in Santa Fe kills father and son

For most drivers in Roswell, sharing the road with others may not be an issue. Yet peoples' driving habits may become complacent over time as the lack of perceived dangers that can come from driving give the impression that operating a vehicle is routine. This may prompt some to forget about standard rules of the rules, as years and years of driving a certain way can convince them that their incorrect assumptions are correct. 

One example of this may be the confusion over who has the right-of-way when a vehicle is making a left turn at an intersection. When one sees a green left turn arrow, they are permitted to make their turn while oncoming traffic remains stopped. Yet encountering a standard green light in the turn lane means that drivers turning left must first yield to oncoming traffic. A driver involved in a recent fatal crash in Santa Fe appears to have potentially forgotten this fact. Authorities looking into the incident say that the woman initiated a left turn as another vehicle was approaching. The driver of the approaching vehicle did not have time to slow down in order to avoid the collision. He sustained serious injuries in the accident and later died. His young son died at the scene. The woman driving the vehicle making the turn was also treated for injuries (as was her daughter, who was traveling with her). Both were discharged from the hospital on the day of the accident. 

The expenses that can arise from a catastrophic car accident like this one can leave a victim's family facing inordinate expenses. Oftentimes, compensation from the party responsible for such an accident may be needed. Those who need it may want to consider enlisting the help of an experienced attorney. 

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