When drivers attempt to make left turns, they often have to cross other lanes of traffic. As a result, these simple maneuvers could potentially cause serious accidents if the turning vehicle travels in front of another vehicle. These circumstances often contribute to motorcycle accidents that may occur due to a driver overlooking the smaller vehicle.
Such an accident recently took place in Florida. Reports stated that a motorcycle was heading east with two occupants and had a green light as it approached an intersection. A pickup truck that was traveling west also had a green light but attempted to make a left turn. This turn brought the truck into the motorcycle's path, and a collision resulted. The individuals on the motorcycle were both reported as being 19 years old, and the driver of the pickup was 52 years old.