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Who is at fault when a parked car is hit while in a no parking zone?

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Answered 2006-08-20 16:28:21

If the driver had hit a pedestrian or a car that was sitting, waiting for a stoplight, who would be At Fault? The driver is responsible for whatever he hits. While the parked car will get a parking ticket, that is not a "moving violation", and cannot be considered the cause of a collision. Drivers are responsible for avoiding ALL obstacles, even illegally parked cars.

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