Left turn - wrong charge

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Left turn - wrong charge

Unread post by marked on

A friend of mine was recently in an accident.

He was turning left at a stop sign. It was left or right, no road straight again. He was hit by a vehicle approaching from the left. He was charged under 141(5) - which, I believe, is incorrect as it described avoiding collision from a vehicle coming from an approaching vehicle (straight ahead). I think the right charge should have been turn not in safety - 142(1).

He is going to meet with the prosecutor. I realize this isn't a fatal error, but is a critical one. Are they likely to just amend the charge (same $, same demerit) or withdraw the ticket altogether?


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Unread post by hwybear on

Don't think your suggestion of turn not in safety is applicable, but rather fail to yield to traffic on a thru highway.
Above is merely a suggestion/thought and in no way constitutes legal advice or views of my employer. www.OHTA.ca


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