What Is A Left-Hand Car Accident? As the name suggests a left-turn car accident occurs when a person is attempting to make a left-hand turn typically at an intersection but it could be into their driveway or into a parking lot of some kind. The reason there are so many accidents involving people making left turns is that it puts the driver right into oncoming traffic to complete the turn. If there isn't enough time for them to complete the maneuver or the driver coming towards them disobeys a traffic law such as running a red light it can mean a serious accident and possibly severe injuries. It can be difficult to determine who is at fault when it comes to left-turn car accidents since the person who generally gets hit has entered the oncoming lane but it is not always that person's fault. If you have been injured in a left-turn car accident regardless of whether you were the person turning left or the...