Recent Crash Highlights Dangers Failure To Yield Can Pose

by Staff | August 21st, 2013

August 21, 2013

The Terre Haute Car Accident Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that failure to yield right-of-way to another vehicle is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions today. In 2008, failure to yield resulted in a total of 30,309 crashes in the state of Indiana alone.

One such crash was recently responsible for leaving two people injured. Reports indicate the accident happened at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 5, on state Road 59, near the Best Western Plus Hotel in Clay County.

According to an article published by The Brazil Times, a 20-year-old Terre Haute man was driving a white van south along the highway to the hotel to perform work. As he was turning into the parking lot though, he did not recognize a northbound Ford F-150 pickup truck being driven by a 33-year-old woman. Neither vehicle had time to stop and the two collided.

The driver of the van suffered burns to his arms as a result of the airbag deploying, while the female victim was transported to a local hospital after complaining of neck and shoulder pain.

The accident shows just how serious the results failing to yield the right-of-way to another vehicle can be. That’s why the law firm’s team of Terre Haute Personal Injury Lawyers asks motorists to always look twice before turning or entering into traffic.

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