Recent Crash Highlights Dangers Failure To Yield Can Pose

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.

Reach out to a Terre Haute Personal Injury Attorney Today

The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.

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