Re: Got Hit Turning, but Believe Other Driver Crossed into My Lane
You say that the skidmarks and debris indicate that the other car crossed the center line and hit you. If that was the case, then the skidmarks and debris should have been in the right-hand lane (from your perspective) of the road you were turning onto. The collision would also have to be either head-on or the impact would have been an angled blow to the left side of your car (most likely behind the driver's door). This should all be VERY apparent at the scene, both to you and the investigating officer. Maybe the officer was lazy or incompetent but, if so, you have lost your chance to point it out to him during his investigation.
I suspect, a more likely scenario (based on your description of the event) is that you relied on the oncoming car's turn signal and that driver didn't actually turn. Even if the other driver was "preparing to turn" doesn't mean that they cannot change their mind and continue straight. If they do so, they retain the right of way.
It is the responsibility of the yielding driver (the one with the stop sign) to make SURE that there is no cross traffic before entering the intersection. So, even if the other driver was speeding, crossed a double yellow line, or whatever, you would still be in violation of failing to yield. That doesn't excuse the violation(s) of the other driver (they could and should be cited for them). But, the other driver's violation(s) likewise do not excuse you from your responsibility to yield the right of way or prevent your failure to yield from being the "at fault" behavior primarily responsible for the collision.
Behind the badge is a person. Behind the person is an ego. This is as it should be, person at the center and ego to the back.