I told the insurance companies (both his and mine) that the street where the accident happened had 3 lanes going east, and he was in my lane, which is the middle lane. Tonight I tried to think of the accident through the other driver’s eyes. In actuality, there ARE three lanes eastbound, but only AFTER the McDonalds entrance. Before the McDonalds entrance (where I was sitting behind the other car) there are only two lanes. The third lane starts to grow out of the left side of the “middle” lane right at the McDonalds entrance.
What this tells me is that my original assessment of what happened was incorrect. The other driver wasn’t driving half in the “middle” lane and half in the “left” lane…he was driving half in the left (of two lanes) and half over the center line. In effect, this means that I was in possession of the left lane, and he tried to pass me by moving partially across the center line, which is illegal.