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Car pulls away from Sydney kerb and tries to turn left only for a truck to smash into him


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Collision between a car and a truck while both are turning left sparks debate about which driver was in the wrong

  • Collision between truck and car at suburban intersection sparked debate online 
  • The car was overtaken as it pulled out by the large truck with its indicator on
  • As they rounded the corner, the truck visibly scraped along the side of the car 
  • Incident sparked debate online with those who thought truck, car or both at fault

A collision between a truck and a car at a suburban intersection has sparked furious debate over who was at fault.

Footage of the night-time incident showed a parked car pull out from the side of the road close to an intersection in Redfern in Sydney’s inner city.

The car was overtaken by the large truck with its indicator on – and both vehicles then attempted to turn left at the intersection at the same time.

A collision between a truck and a car at a suburban intersection has sparked furious debate over who was at fault

As they rounded the corner, the truck visibly scraped the side of the car.

NSW Police Chief Inspector Phil Brooks said the car was in the wrong and should have given way.

But the incident sparked debate online with those who thought the truck, the car or even both were at fault. 

The incident sparked debate online with those who thought the truck, the car or even both were at fault

The incident sparked debate online with those who thought the truck, the car or even both were at fault

Many believed the car was at fault as it should have given way to the truck with its indicators on. 

‘The car (was at fault). The truck was already indicating to go right before the sliver car left the kerb. Unsafe take-off from the car,’ one person wrote.

Others thought both vehicles could have managed the situation better. 

‘Truck driver not watching the lane he’s straddling and car driver, having pulled into traffic unaware that traffic that overtook him may turn left,’ one person said.. 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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