An accident on Friday afternoon resulted in multiple responders at the north-Y junction.
Located just north of Spencer, the north-Y junction was where an accident involving a vehicle and a truck occurred. The two collided at the intersection and ended up blocking both roadways.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Lee Konfeldt failed to yield at the stop sign in the intersection. This failure to yield resulted in Konfeldt’s collision with a Ford Focus driven by Dale Belz.
After the collision, the Dodge Ram driven by Konfeldt came to a rest on Highway 71 while the Ford Focus ended up in the west shoulder. We have heard reports of minor injuries and our thoughts are with those involved in the accident as they recover.
We want to remind readers that failure-to-yield can result in serious accidents. While there were injuries reported in this collision, there was a potential for serious, life-threatening injuries and even fatalities.
Failure-to-Yield Accident Causes Injuries
We have written about failure-to-yield accidents several times in our blog.
Failure to Yield is when a driver does not properly stop at a stop sign or yield at a yield sign. Doing so can cause a motorist to hit another vehicle that does have the right of way. These types of accidents can cause serious injury and damages.
The Ohio Revised Code 4511.43 Right-of-way at through highways, stop signs, yield signs explains this section of the law and the consequences drivers face if they fail to obey.
The important thing for anyone injured in a failure-to-yield accident to know is that they should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. When a driver disobeys a section of the law, they should be held accountable for the injuries and damages it has brought onto others.
The lawyers at our office have handled countless failure-to-yield cases, helping the victims receive the compensation that they deserve. Contacting a lawyer soon after the accident will allow them to take over certain aspects of the case, increasing your chances of receiving a favorable settlement.
To speak to one of the lawyers at our office, call 800.637.8170. They will be happy to review the accident with you, advise you on which legal steps to take, and give you a free case evaluation. We also recommend requesting a free copy of The Ohio Accident Book which is a comprehensive guide to the legal process.