Failure to Yield Causes Fatal Crash in Hancock County

At 5:30 on Monday morning, a fatal crash happened on CR 330 in Hancock County. The crash occurred just north of CR 216 and happened between a grain truck and a Ford Escape.

The Deputies say that the Ford Escape driven by Craig Scalf was westbound on CR 216 and the semi-truck was traveling northbound on CR 330. The accident occurred when the driver of the Ford Escape failed to stop at a stop sign, hitting the tractor-trailer.

The driver of the Ford Escape was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. Our thoughts are with the family as they go through this difficult time.

CR 330 was closed after the accident as the semi lost its load of corn on the road. Cleanup and investigation will take place while the road remains closed.

Legal Issues

The at-fault individual in this accident appears to be the driver of the Ford Escape, as they failed to yield at a stop sign. We are not sure if the driver of the tractor-trailer, James Cole, has been injured in the accident, but we would recommend that they contact a lawyer to ensure that they take the proper steps if planning to pursue an injury claim.

This is one of many failure-to-yield accidents that have been in the news lately. Our office wants to remind readers of how dangerous accidents of this nature can be.

Stop signs and other traffic signals are in place for a reason. This accident proves the point that it is imperative for motorists to be aware of yield and stop signs, ensuring that they do not cause serious accidents with others on the roadway.

Ohio Revised Code 4511.43 Right-of-way rule at through highways, stop signs, yield signs states the importance of this law. We have highlighted other accidents involving failure-to-yield through our blog that may be educational to those reading this. We urge you to check out our other blog posts and FAQ’s regarding this topic if you ever find yourself a victim in an accident of this nature.

You can also order a copy of The Ohio Accident Book which spells out the steps one takes throughout the legal process, including everything from doctor’s visits to dealing with insurance adjusters. You can order a copy by calling our office at 800.637.8170 and our lawyers can also answer any questions that you may have. 

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