Failure to yield accidents often result in very serious injuries and fatalities. Due to the nature of the accident, they usually occur at intersections in which a driver fails to yield at a stop sign and is then struck by another vehicle that has the right of way.
Usually in these accidents, the vehicle with the right of way is going at a normal rate of speed, causing the impact of the collision to be very great. Our office has shared multiple blogs on this subject as we have represented several victims and families of failure to yield accidents.
Failure to Yield in Hancock County
A fatal failure to yield car accident occurred on Friday night near Bowling Green that killed a Custar man. The accident involved a pickup truck and a tractor trailer.
According to the Findlay Courier, it was reported by the Wood County Sherriff’s Office that 39-year-old Jared Zernhel was pronounced dead at the scene of the car accident. Zernhel was driving his pickup truck south on Sand Ridge Road when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the U.S. 6 intersection, which resulted in his pickup being struck by a tractor trailer that was westbound on U.S. 6 The fatal accident happened at 10:19 p.m. on Friday at the intersection of U.S. 6 and Sand Ridge Road, near Bowling Green.
This is an example of how dangerous these accidents can be. Our prayers go to the Zernhel family as they mourn the loss of their loved one.
Failure to Yield Accidents
When a driver fails to yield and causes an accident, they are violating the Ohio Revised Code 4511.43 Right of way rule at through highway, stop signs, yield signs. This area of the law states that if a driver is approaching a stop sign, they must stop at the stop line, and after they do, they shall yield the right of way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching another road if there is a hazard that exists. Whoever violates this could be charged with a minor misdemeanor.
Contacting an attorney is imperative for anyone who is injured in a failure to yield accident, or any family member who loses a loved one due to another driver’s failure to yield. Our attorneys have represented countless failure to yield victims, helping them and their families to receive the compensation that is deserved.
To speak to one of the attorneys at our office, call 800.637.8170. You can also request a free copy of The Ohio Accident Book so you have a resource at all times, guiding you through the legal process. Request a copy when calling into our office, or order online.