Blame for a crash caused by someone opening a car door into traffic can be split between the person opening the door and the driver of the car that hits the door.
Blame for a crash caused by someone opening a car door into traffic can be split between the person opening the door and the driver of the car that hits the door. vinhdav Getty Images/iStockphoto
Blame for a crash caused by someone opening a car door into traffic can be split between the person opening the door and the driver of the car that hits the door. vinhdav Getty Images/iStockphoto

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