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Hillcrest accidents. When a collision occurs just over a hillcrest, the turning driver is often charged with failure to yield the right of way, but other factors may come into play when determining fault. (Photo: Shutterstock)

When traveling on the road, many risks must be considered. While there are some obvious concerns, those that are unseen also pose a threat. Blind hillcrests leave drivers guessing “what’s on the other side.” Regardless of their intentions, before drivers make a maneuver, they should pay extra attention to blind hillcrests.

In a collision that occurs just over a hillcrest, where one driver is attempting to continue straight as the other is attempting to make a left-hand turn, many times the investigating officer arrives at a common conclusion. Failure to yield the right of way charges are often applied to the driver making the turn; however, are these charges applicable?

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