City will have sequence for lights at intersection. May help resolve factual issues. Also possible there was a camera at intersection or nearby businesses.
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From the facts you provide, the truck driver bears the majority if not all of the legal responsibility for this accident. California Vehicle Code 21801(a) states: "The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left or to complete a U-turn upon a highway, or to turn left into public or private property, or an alley, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching from the opposite direction which are close enough to constitute a hazard at any time during the turning movement, and shall continue to yield the right-of-way to the approaching vehicles until the left turn or U-turn can be made with reasonable safety." Our office routinely handles left hand turn accident and injury claims. If you would like to speak with us further, give us a call. Consultations are free.
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If he was coming straight approaching the intersection to make his turn, and ran the red, I wonder why you didn't see him do that? I understand you might not have seen him if he was turned partially with headlights pointing away, waiting for pedestrians. So far, I like his version. For what it is worth.
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