Columbia County Car Crash Kills One
A 77 year old driver was recently killed in a failure to yield accident in Evans, Georgia, according to a local news report. The accident occurred when the driver, operating a 2010 Mercedes ML350, was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Halali Farm Road and Hardy McManus Road. He reportedly attempted to turn left onto Hardy McManus Road, but turned directly in front of an oncoming tractor trailer driven by a 66 year old from Stapleton, Georgia.
The large tractor trailer struck the left side of the Mercedes near the driver's side door. The driver was unresponsive when emergency responders arrived and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Police believe the driver of the Mercedes who died in the crash was at fault for the accident as he failed to yield to the truck's right of way. The truck driver will not face any charges.
Failure to Yield Accidents
Drivers who fail to yield could strike other cars, trucks, pedestrians, or bicyclists, causing serious injuries and property damage. Georgia law specifies when a driver must yield to other vehicles, pedestrians, or bicyclists. For example, drivers turning left must yield the right of way to other vehicles. Also, if there are no traffic controls, then a driver must yield to a pedestrian. These are just two of many regulations concerning yielding and most drivers are aware of these rules.
Liability for Failure to Yield Accidents
Failure to yield accidents are frequently caused by careless or distracted driving. Drivers who break a traffic law by failing to yield and cause your injury should be held accountable for their actions. A driver might fail to yield for many reasons, but one of the primary causes is distraction.
Distracted drivers might not see pedestrians at a stop sign or will miss a car approaching. Speed is another factor. Drivers who blow through an intersection traveling at a high rate of speed can inflict devastating injuries.
Not all failure to yield accidents have clear cut issues of liability. It can be difficult to prove how the accident occurred and it is important for you to consult with a car accident lawyer after your collision. An attorney can examine the facts and circumstances of what happened as well as take the necessary steps to protect your rights.
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