[Update - juky says this has been changed; it will go on his record instead.]
I kinda knew it was coming and I was prepared to take it. He'll be 17 this May. He has a lower-than-average Teenage Cockiness Index, but there's still a little cockiness in him like all kids... lack of experience plus trying to be an independent adult and all that. This is why I gave him my car. I didn't want him schmucking up my Dad's car.
I had almost the same accident a long time ago. I turned left when I really shouldn't have. That was legally completely my fault too. I remember the feeling of "it's totally my fault and yet, it's not really my fault", which is what he's feeling right now. In my case, I coulda swore, Dude was far enough away. In his case, he says he saw the lady's car signalling to turn right. I told him that sometimes when people change lanes, their blinkers can stay on because the steering wheel hasn't moved enough for it to latch on to the signal and turn it off. So, even if someone is signalling, you still have to be very careful.
He's at school right now. I told him it's going to be okay, not to think about it and concentrate on school for today. I'm going over there this afternoon to deal with it.
*sigh* So, now I'm left with the question of what to do with my car. How much is this going to cost to fix? That's more money that I don't have.