The other day Dixie, the kids and I were returning from the lake and we were driving up the hill on 4th Avenue West in Prince Albert.»? As we approached the intersection I have so skillfully drawn for you (above – I can’t remember which intersection it was) there was a guy on a bike ahead of me.»? He was driving in the middle of the street.»? We both came to a stop at about the same time, us in our car (#1 in the picture) and the biker on his…well…bike (#2) — us in the left lane, the biker in the right lane.
There are stop signs for 4th Ave West and the other road, running east-west, has the right of way.»? We both stopped and when I saw the way was clear, I drove ahead (#3) intending to drive straight through (#6).
Suddenly Dixie yelled “MARC!!“.»? The biker had started turning left (#4 and #5)»? from the right lane and right in front of our car!»? I slammed on the brakes and scowled at the guy on the bike and he has the audacity to give me a “What the hell are you doing?!” look!»? I let him pass and drove on, a little shaken.
Dixie wondered if I was going to give him the what-for — I have been known to yell at local kids who run in front of the car in the middle of the street — but I didn’t.»? I should have.»? I should have given him a lecture on the logic of making turns: turn left from the left lane, turn right from the right lane.»? It’s pretty simple.
He could have been killed.
So the question is, if I had hit this guy and injured or even killed him, who would be at fault?»? Would I be charged even though I did nothing wrong?